N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.173THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDS, SUN, SHOWER HIGH 90F LOW 79F By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter t firstname.lastname@example.org THE United Nations has issued a plea to the Bahamas not to deport Haitians due to the conditions which remain 18 months after the deadly earthquake. T he UN's refugee agency (UNHCR the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR to the Bahamas and other governments which haver epatriated Haitians since the d isaster to extend measures which will allow the immi grants to legally remain outs ide their country. Despite the call, Immigra tion Minister Brent Symone tte said repatriations will c ontinue as normal unless extremely dire conditions were highlighted in Haiti. "Given the current situa t ion in Haiti, UNHCR and OHCHR are urging governments to renew, on humani-t arian grounds, residence permits and other mecha nisms that have allowed Haitians to remain outside TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM UN urges halt to Haitian deportation YOURSOURCEFOROBITUARIES N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E I I N N S S I I D D E E T T O O D D A A Y Y C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! C C A A R R S S ! L L O O A A D D S S O O F F J J O O B B S S A A N N D D H H E E L L P P W W A A N N T T E E D D ! T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E S S C C L L A A S S S S I I F F I I E E D D S S T T R R A A D D E E R R Conditions 18 months after earthquake prompt plea PM: NEW S T ADIUM IS A TOP NOTCH SPORTING FACILITY THE government has no doubt that the new national stadium gifted to the Bahamas by the Peoples Republic of China is a top notch sporting facility that will become an integral part of our national development, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said. Speaking at the offi cial handover ceremony for the New Thomas A Robinson National Stadium, Mr Ingraham said the facility is the most generous demonstration of the good relations between the two countries since the establish ment of formal diplo SEE page 13 OFFICIALHANDOVER: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham receives the key to the new Thomas A Robinson national stadium from Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China to the Bahamas Hu Shan yesterday. Among those looking on is Thomas A Robinson himself (right F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f BAHAMIAN Contractors A ssociation president S tephen Wrinkle was a rraigned in a Magistrate Court yesterday, charged with dishonest consumption of energy. It is alleged that between t he months of February and M arch of this year while at the Bayparl Building, Parliament Street, Mr Wrinkle, 59, of Eastern Road, dishonestly CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION CHIEF CHARGED WITH DISHONESTLY CONSUMING ENERGY SEE page 12 By PAUL G TURNQUEST Chief Reporter email@example.com DEMANDING complete autonomy from the South Andros District, residents of Mangrove Cay staged a major protest in front of their Administrative Complex yesterday. The young and old turned out in droves to vent their frus tration and sign a petition that is expected to be handed over to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to remove a system they claim is outdated and counterproductive to the growth of Mangrove Cay. Local district council member Jeff Jolly said that the peo ple of Mangrove Cay are seeking total and complete autonomy from the district of Kemps Bay, South Andros, especially as it relates to the day-to-day By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org A SENIOR member of the Free National Movement has denied a downmarket tabloid newspapers report which claims Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette will not run in the next general election. The Member of Parliament did not want to be named because he did not want to "give credence" to the tabloid speculation. "Of course he plans to run again. I have every reason to expect that Mr Symonette fully intends to offer himself for re-election in SEE page 12 SENIOR FNM DENIES REPOR T THA T DPM WILL NOT RUN IN NEXT ELECTION SEE page 12 FIVE men were arraigned in a Magistrates Court yesterday on fraud charges in connection with a vehicle inspection and licensing scam. Omar Major, 28, of Pinewood Gardens, was arraigned in Court One, Bank Lane, yesterday charged with possession of a forged document. It is alleged that on Saturday, June 18, Major was found in possession of a forged Road Traffic License. Major pleaded guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum $2,000 with one surety. The case was transferred to Court 10, Nassau Street, and adjourned to July 8. Altello Taylor, 28, of Sandilands Village Road, pleaded not guilty yesterday to a similar FIVE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH VEHICLE INSPECTION, LICENSING SCAM SEE page 13 C OURTNEWS COURTNEWS SEE page two PROTEST: Mangrove Cay residents outside of the Administrative Complex yesterday. MANGROVE CAY RESIDENTS STAGE MAJOR PROTEST
operations, functions, and responsibilities in local and central government. One of the main frustrations for the people on the island is the frustrating process of having to travel to South Andros, some 25 miles way by a water taxi to have basic local government services handled. These services could range from the issuance of contracts for works within their own community or a simple task such as the approval of a drivers license. In the instance ofa drivers license, local bone fishing tour operator Captain Marvin Miller said the actual license, which costs around $20 could end up costing Mangrove Cay residents as much as $100 or more when the water taxi and other expenses are included. "It is easily triple the cost of doing business. We want our own administrator. We currently have a deputy administrator but he is not able to sign cheques or handle the financial part of it, which is a strain on the everyday citizens. "For instance, right now if I wanted a drivers license, the actual license is $20. By the time I would have gotten to the Bluff, which I need to take a ferry to get across, it would cost me roughly $100 for a $20 drivers license, which is totally ridiculous and inconvenient. "And you also have other instances like Customs, port of entry. I could have a plane c oming in but they would have to go to Congo Town to clear and then come here. But a lot of private pilots don't want to do that. So, for example, that is an inconvenience for me as a local fishing guide. And also if I have goods coming in on the boat from a foreign country, they would have to go over to Drigg's Hill, clear, and if that boat doesn't want to come over to Mangrove Cay the goods would be left on the dock. So I would have to hire another boat to bring it across, which doubles the cost," he said. However, what is ironic, Mr J olly added is that Mangrove Cay actually has its own "distinguished resident administrator", Gilbert Kemp, who is being removed from the area, despite the cries from members of the community to have him stay. Mr Kemp has to wait for the Kemps Bay Administrator to travel to Mangrove Cay to 'chair' District Council meetings and conduct the people's business. You can imagine the irony this must cause 'the Mangrove Cay District Council', its residents, employees and the b usiness community who have to wait for their cheques or payment to be made once a month or every other month while at the same time having their utility services disrupted by a Kemps Bay boss who don't care. The half has not been told. The people of the district of Mangrove Cay are calling on the Prime Minister, the Minister of Local Government, in keeping with your campaign promises to fully restore, if not at this time, the constituency, then certainly allow the district of Mangrove Cay to enjoy fully the rights, benefits, and privileges provided under the Act as it relates to the Third Schedule District separate from the Kemps Bay District of South Andros, he said.i This request, the Minister of State for Local Government, Byron Woodside said is already on the desk of the Prime Minister. Minister Woodside declined to comment further on the matter at this time. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE D istributed byL IGHTBOURNTRADING COMPANY ABOVE: Mangrove Cayresidents stage their protest yesterday. RIGHT: Local bone fishing tour operator Captain Marvin Miller speaks out. MANGROVE CAY RESIDENTS STAGE PROTEST FROM page one
EDITOR, The Tribune. Please print this letter in your prestigious newspaper. Thank you. I am responding to an article that was published in the June 17th edition of The Tribune. The story was about the Privy Councils decision to squash the death sentence of Maxo Tido. Tido was convicted of the 2002 murder of Donnell Conover. He was sentenced to death in March of 2006. Incidentally, that was the same time that the liberal Privy Council ruled that the mandatory death sentence was unconstitutional. The decision of the Privy Council is a grave miscarriage of justice. Let me state from the outset that I am truly sorry for the Conover family. I cant even imagine how they must be feel-i ng right now. I totally agree with Mr Rodney Moncur. Theg overnment must make up its mind now if it is going to cont inue to follow the Privy Council. The Law Lords stated in their ruling that this particular case does not warrant the death penalty. They stated that this case was not the worst of the worst and the rarest of the rare. I couldnt disagree more with the Privy Council. If Maxo Tido doesnt deserve the death penalty, then no murderer does. What the Privy Council said in its ruling was sheer nonsense. It was the first century BC Roman lawyer and politician Marcus Tullius Cicero who said, let the punishment match the crime. This case calls for the death penalty. The late Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer noted in his book Whatever Happened to the Human Race? that every nation will eventually be judged by how it treats people. If there is anyone who deserves to die it is Maxo Tido. He forfeited his right to life. I truly believe that the Bahamian government is guilty of treating its law-abiding citizens shabbily by refusing to execute convicted murderers. If the government is unwilling to carry out its God given man-d ate to execute convicted murderers, then the members of the government should step aside and let others who are willing t o carry out the law to sit in Parliament instead. I have stated before that if the Prime Minister does not believe in capital punishment, then he has no business being prime minister. The majority of Bahamians support the death penalty. The government needs to get rid of the Privy Council. This high court does not have our best interest at heart. We didnt vote for the Privy Council, we voted for the FNM government. The Privy Council is a humanist court. The judges on that court cant appreciate what the family members of murdered victims are going through. One of my first cousins was gunned down like a wild dog in Nassau several years back. I am tired of Bahamian governments listening to this liberal, humanist court. The judges on this European high court are obviously anti-Bible. The Old Testament Law of Moses demands the death penalty for murderers. The New Testament also supports the Old Testament in thisr egard. If the Privy Council judges were of the Christian world view, then they would have upheld the ruling of the Bahamian court. The fact that they had ruled against the death penalty in the Tido case tells me that they dont really value human life. Europe is ac esspool of secular humanism and wickedness. They dont share our Christian values. The late Christian reconstructionist Rousas John Rushdoony noted in his book, The Institutes of Biblical Law volume three, that the reason why God implemented the death penalty was because man was created in His image. The mur derer who takes a persons life is, in essence, attacking his Creator. Now, in regards to the statement of the head of Bahamas Against Crime, the Rev CB Moss, to The Tribune. The Rev Moss said that he does not enthusiastically support capital punishment, and that Jesus wanted His followers to find it in their hearts to rise above the need to take another persons life in retaliation. The Rev Moss seems to be saying that Jesus was against capital punishment. He needs to be a little more clear though. His trumpet is giving an uncer tain sound. I would like for the Rev Moss to give to the Bahamian public one Bible verse in the New Testament which abrogates the death penalty. I agree wholeheartedly with Moss, though, when he said that Jesus wanted his followers not to retaliate. But what he needs to remember is that Jesus was talking about the Church, not the state. According to the German Reformer Martin Luther, the state and the Church are two separate entities. Luther also noted that the Church serves the inner man while the state serves the out ward man. Therefore, it is both foolish and unreasonable for any one to expect the government to forgive cold-blooded murderers. That would be unfair to the family members of murdered victims. The Rev Moss appears to be basing his faulty arguments on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters five through seven. The state was mandated by God to punish evildoers and to p rotect its citizens. The Apostle P aul declared in the New Testament Book of Romans chapt er 13 that the state bears not the sword in vain. In other words, the government still has the God-given right to execute murderers. I encourage the Rev Moss to stop taking the Bible out of context. Stop putting words in the mouth of Jesus Christ, Rev Moss. Let Him speak for Himself. Jesus never opposed capital punishment. Never. Those who insists that He did dont know their Bible. Furthermore, the Rev Moss statement that people advocating for the death penalty are barking up the wrong tree was, in my view, utter foolishness. I guess that God Himself must also be barking up the wrong tree then. After all, it was Him who had instituted the death penalty. The argument that capital punishment is not a deterrent to crime is disingenuous. This penalty was simply put in place to punish murderers. Whether or not the death penalty is a deterrent to murder is a moot point. Those who use the argument of the Rev Moss about capital punishment not being a deter rent to murder are simply beg ging the question. The Rev Moss also said that we must study the root cause of crime. What is he talking about? Read Romans chapter 3, Rev Moss. Paul wrote an entire chapter in his letter to the Romans explaining why man is so wicked and morally depraved. What further need have we to study human wickedness? The Bible has already done that for us, Rev Moss. Besides, this country has already had report after report studying the many social ills which are affecting us. So why do we need more studies on the root cause of crime? Another study will only tell us what we already know. What we need our government to do is to start executing these ruthless murderers. We dont need any government official studying why the miscreants of this country are murdering left, right and centre. Let the sociologist and psychiatrist do that. In meantime, the govern ment needs to start doing what God demands of them: executing murderers. KEVIN EVANS Freeport, GB June 19, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm SILLY SEASON, which always ushers in an election, is here again. And as usual, the sleaze press one of which is claimed to be an arm of the PLP is revving up its c omputers to create doubts and suspicions where none exists. Of course, the obvious is to spin a tale of the sudden implosion of the FNM. And so a fairy tale is being spun around an incident that never took place. The scene was Tuesdays cabinet meeting, claimed to be very brief. It is true that the meeting ended at lunchtime, but there was nothing unusual about that. As there was not much on the agenda it ended where all short agendas usually end lunchtime. Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette the hero of this fiction was in fact one of the last to leave the Cabinet room. His lingering presence does not fit the actions of a minister who has just resigned, and is anxious to take his injured feelings home to a wife who, it is claimed, urged him to leave politics because he was not appreciated. Anyway, the tale progresses. According to the mischief-makers, Mr Symonette advised Mr Ingraham a couple of hours prior to the C abinet meeting last week that he would not offer as a candidate in the soon-to-becalled general election. It was claimed that the telephone conversation was brief, but cordial. And the reason for yesterdays short session was ostensibly that the Prime Min ister had not fully recovered from the shock of the announcement by his deputy the week before. A pparently, at the base of the humbug was a Wikileaks cable, only now made pub lic. The confidential cable was sent to Wash ington in 2003 eight years ago by aUS Embassy official recounting a conversation with Mr Ingraham in his law office on April 8, 2003. The discussion centred around who would make up Mr Ingrahams new leadership team. Mr Ingraham discounted t he idea of Mr Symonette being part of that team because of his personality and lack of appeal outside of his own wealthy constituency. At the time the FNM convention was near and the question of leadership was at stake. According to the US official, Mr Ingraham expressed the opinion that the best thing that could happen was for Mr Symonette to contest the leadership when he would be beaten so soundly that it would shatter all his illusions. So whats new? That cable was sent in 2003, just after the 2002 election and the FNMs defeat. Its contents were already the talk on the airwaves and in the columns of the newspapers so that what was being transmitted as classified information to Washington was being daily discussed on the streets of Nassau. Also being played to the h ilt at that time was the race card. No one, it was said, of Mr Symonette colour could, or should, aspire to a leadership position in a black political party. Mr Symonette, an astute politician like his father, considered all his options and decided to contest the position of deputy leader not leader. The irony of it was that when the cards were laid on the table, not only had Mr Symonette been elected the partys deputy leader, but he was the only sitting MP in Nassau for the FNM. Even Tommy Turnquest, the partys leader-elect, had lost his House seat. So much for the man who could not win because of his skin colour. Whatever the feelings might have been between the leader and his deputy eight years ago whether Mr Ingraham had confidence in Mr Symonette or not time has dispelled all doubt. I have an incredibly sound relationship with the prime minister, Mr Symonette said after the Wikileak cables were made public. He and I get on incredibly well. We both understand each other and on numerous times under his watch I have served as acting prime minister in his absence. He and I fully understand each other and each others contribution. At the crack of dawn yesterday morning, Mr Symonette flew to Montego Bay, Jamaica, where US Secretary of State was m eeting with members of CARICOM and the Dominican Republic the usual meet ing after the OAS General Assembly, which met in El Salvador earlier this month. Mr Symonette went as a fully functioning member of Prime Minister Ingrahams cabinet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. On June 29, he and Prime Minister Ingrah am will fly to St Kitts to attend a Heads of Government meeting. And so there is no truth to the latest tall tale Mr Symonette has not resigned, nor has his wife asked him to or made the remarks that she is alleged to have made by these political hacks. We have known Mr Symonette from the time as the old folks would say that he was knee high to a grasshopper. The man is no quitter, nor is he a soft shelled egg that would crumble under a Wikileaks cable. If he were, he would not be the same Brent Symonette who we watched grow from a little boy into manhood and enter politics to fulfil his ambition to serve his nation. A response to Rev CB Moss on death penalty LETTERS email@example.com Br ent Symonette is no quitter EYR_\J`f 6c_ZVcZ_Uc`U>RcZVVRc
By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org L OW-cost homeowners and All Saints camp residents will be the first to benefit from the governments pilot solar energy project. The camp will now be able to generate up to 2,000 wattso f electricity from 33 two-kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy systems commissioned yest erday by the Ministry of the E nvironment. S tate Minister Phenton Neymour announced that 34 s olar water heaters have been commissioned to the Ministryof Housing, 19 of which have a lready been assigned to A rdastra Estates, a government subdivision. An additional 100 heaters will be raffled to the wider p ublic, and recipients will be v etted to ensure minimum r equirements applicants should be lower income with h omes not more than 2,000 sq ft are met. Current legislation allows i ndividuals in the Family I slands to produce up to 25 kilowatts in their own home, and up to 250 kilowatts inN ew Providence, independent of a power company, according to Mr Neymour. D ata from the project f unded by the Inter-American Development Bank will be used to address the financ ial, operational and techni cal challenges of implementing and reforming legislationt o allow solar power generat ion. Robert Hall, project man ager, said: Were starting the d ialogue, so that we can put in place procedures, protocol and policy. We dont want to g o about this ad-hoc, there is very little technical expertise (in the Bahamas we open it up to the public, t here are safety concerns. He added: With this pilot programme we are workingt o remove those barriers so that we can put in place prop LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 5 THE opposition has condemned the slow response of the governing FNM to public calls for the imposition of the death penalty. In a statement issued yesterday, the Prog ressive Liberal Party noted that since the present government took office, there haveb een 380 murders in the Bahamas. The PLP said the FNM promised the Bahamian people in 2007, that they would table draft guidelines within weeks to create a clear system of sentencing for murder. Almost five years later, (Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and the FNM governmenth as miserably failed the Bahamian people and visitors alike by sleeping at the helm.O nly after the public outcry against the recent P LP: GOVT DEATH PENALTY PROMISES A LITTLE TOO LATE SEE page eight Govt solar energy project set to shine on All Saints camp L OW-COSTHOMEOWNERSWILLALSOBENEFIT SEE page eight THE NEWLY INSTALLED solar photovoltaic systems at the All Saints Camp will be able to genera te up to 2,000 watts of electricity. T im Clarke / Tribune staff
THE Grand Bahama H umane Society has sent an open letter to the Department o f Agriculture renewing earl ier calls for assistance with its animal control efforts. T he letter, sent yesterday, n oted that more than six months have passed since the G BHSs initial request, but said there has been no response. The letter said: We have b een awaiting your further r esponse to our communications that began in mid-2010 r egarding our financial position, our request for government funding, and our inability to continue providing animal control services for the non-bonded areas of Grand Bahama. Our last communi cation from you on this subj ect was in December of 2010. THE GBHA said it would b e grateful for immediate, honest answers to the foll owing: Will the government assist with any funding for H SGB to provide animal serv ices to the outlying areas of Grand Bahama? What is the department's and/or the Bahamas Veterinary Association's plan to replace the GBHAs field s pay/neuter programme on G rand Bahama? Are there any plans or t arget dates for implementation of the new Animal Protection and Control Act? The letter said: Your Department allowed the Bahamas Veterinary Association (although they are not afforded that authority undert he law) to put a stop to foreign volunteer veterinarians working at our Eight Mile R ock spay/neuter clinic in February of this year. This effectively put an end to our humane efforts to control the a nimal population in West and East Grand Bahama. We assumed that since y our Department and the Bahamas Veterinary Associa tion objected to foreign vets v olunteering their time and expertise to assist, there must b e a plan in place to deal with the pet overpopulation problem on Grand Bahama yourselves. Four months later, we a re quite anxious to hear what t his plan is and when it will commence. We were thrilled a year ago by the passage of the Animal Protection and Control Act 2009. Obviously we celebrated too soon as the Act has not been enacted. It took 10 years to get it passed; will it take another 10 years toi mplement? The GBHA said it is doing its best to stay afloat in these d ifficult economic times and hopes to continue serving the animals and communities of Grand Bahama. We are currently fighting a losing battle, without even m inimal support from the v ery government department responsible for animal issues. We heard about the new j obs programme and our first thought was that this could b e an ideal opportunity to fund the start up of the provisions of the new Animal Protection and Control Act that w ill require staffing. Is this e ven on the table? If not, why not? We simply need to know whether there is any hope in the immediate future for tangible support and assistance from your Department, indeed from government, for us to continue doing what is actually your responsibilityh ere on Grand Bahama. Your response will be invaluable in guiding our decisions regard i ng our organization's future direction, the association said. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Grand Bahama Humane Society renews calls to Department of Agriculture for assistance THE GRAND Bahama Humane Society has sent an open letter to the Department of Agriculture renewing earlier calls for assistance withi ts animal control efforts.
M EXICO CITY Associated Press MEXICO'S government o n Wednesday condemned a fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent of aM exican man who was allegedly trying to sneak across the border. T he Foreign Relations Department urged U.S. authorities to conduct a thor ough investigation of the d eath. Its statement questioned the U.S. officer's "use of f irearms to repel an attack with stones," calling that "a disproportionate use off orce." U .S. Border Patrol spokesman Steven Pitts has said the Border Patrol agent f atally shot a migrant Tues day night at the U.S.-Mexico border as the man was about to hit another officer with a c oncrete slab. U.S. officers are generally permitted to use lethal force against rock t hrowers. Mexico identified the dead man as Jose Alfredo Yanez,4 0. Police in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, said Yanez was shot once in the torso and once in theh ead and died on Mexico's side of the border. Another man, presumably M exican, was attempting to cross the border illegally with Yanez when the fatal shooting occurred a mile w est of the San Ysidro bor der crossing, Pitts said. That man returned safely to Mexi co, Mexican police said. San Diego police are leading the investigation into the incident. I n December, the Mexican and U.S. governments issued a joint declaration saying t hey would work together in an effort to prevent this kind of violence in the borderr egion. Border Patrol agents have fatally shot rock throwers before. INDUSTRIAL and commercial chemical agents usedi n daily life can be turned into chemical weapons of mass destruction with specialised knowledge, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette warned regional officials. Mr Symonette said the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction is therefore an indispensable priority both for international and regional peace and security, national security, public health and safety. He said one of the most significant obligations nation states can follow through on is the enactment of legislation, inter alia, to criminalise the use of a chemical agent as a weapon of mass destructionand to expedite prosecution relating thereto. Mr Symonette said chemical weapons have been describedas the poor mans nuclear weapon due to the availability of dual-use agents as he addressed the opening session of the Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention for Policy Officials from Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM The workshop is aimed at assisting CARICOM member states in developing and implementing legal, regulatory and administrative controls to meet their obligations under several international agreements especially United Nations Resolution 1540, the Chemical W eapons Convention. The resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the UN's Security Council (UNSCR requires states to refrain from supporting any non-state actors that attempt to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer, or use, nuclear, chemical or biological w eapons and their means of delivery. I t calls for the establishment of domestic controls on these items as well as the adoption of legislative, regulatory and enforcement measures to achieve the resolutions objec tives. Resolution 1540 is also designed to enhance the full implementation of three multilateral disarmament and nonp roliferation instruments including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC Chemical Weapons Conven-t ion (CWC Mr Symonette said it is imperative that CARICOM member states close security gaps and ensure that effective and responsive monitoring systems are established. One of the most significant obligations we have as nation states is the enactment of legislation, inter alia, to criminalise the use of a chemical agent as a weapon of mass destruction and to expedite prosecution relating thereto, Mr. Symonette added. Mr Symonette said the government is mindful that successful national, non-proliferation efforts must be bolstered by the promotion of outreach initiatives that foster national dialogue on this important issue and which also provide necessary assistance to aid both policy and enforcement initiatives. It also provides necessary assistance in furthering border control and port initiatives, the development and enhancement of domestic export and transshipment controls and the promotion of policies and proce dures that encourage accountability and encompass appro priate physical protection priorities, Mr Symonette said. For our part, the Bahamas is firmly committed to disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery which constitute threats to peace and security, nationally, regionally a nd internationally. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 7 DPM outlines dangers of dual-use chemical agents Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. B rent Symonette Mexico demands probe in migrant killed by US agent
AT THE age of 24, most young men are either on a mission to achieve personal goals and set their path in life, or are misguided and just living. As for the few who are considering serving their country, the majority believe the government or anyone in power really is not listening to what they have to say. But one young man is encouraging his counterparts not to be intimidated by the powers that be, and to seize the opportunity to do something good for the Bahamas. I can tell you for a fact there are a lot of young people out there in our country that want to lead and do things, but they feel intimidated to some respect, Quinton Lightbourne said. They feel as if their voices are not being heard. But we cannot sit back and take the mindset We are not going to get our time. We have to take a stand for ourselves. He is doing this in his own community in the Carmichael area. Quinton returned home from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania to find that many young Bahamians are striving to succeed but find opportunity hard to come by. By being a leader, he hopes to change that, and feels he has landed upon the perfect opportunity to do more for the young people in his community. On May 17, the Carmichael branch of the Progressive Liberal Party voted him in as chairman. I offered myself after being urged by a lot of people, he said. But one of the major reasons is that I have lived in the Carmichael area for the past 14 years. I play basketball, I am out in the community, I interact with a lot of males and females in this constituency and we need a greater younger appearance. I think the only way to fully represent a community or area is by being represented or led by a younger person who knows their needs, knows their wants, and knows how to fully get it to them. Thats one of the main reasons I decided to offer myself. But leadership and service are nothing new to Mr Lightbourne. He served as president of the COB student union and has held leadership positions in the Junior Achievement organisation. He also worked for the government while at Lincoln University, where he obtained a bachelors degree in finance and is proud to note that a number of great Bahamians such as Jackson Burnside also studied there. I have a urge in service from my family background as well as the many civic organisations that I am part of, he said. I want to give back because to whom much is given, much is required. I have come from a humble background, but I understand the importance of giving back and taking part in the community; being from a family thats all about giving back. My mother and father live a community-minded lifestyle and thats how I live my life and how I approach my life daily with that mindset. Mr Lightbourne shared his vision for Carmichael: The vision I have is that I want Carmichael to be a more community-based area; a safe community, a better community where persons are more neighborly and living a lifestyle more conducive to family and community. This 24-year-old has hit the ground running as branch chairman, having started to plan a basketball tournament to be held on July 29 and 30 at the Golden Gates basketball court. It will be the second such annual event, as he organised the first while serving as Second Vice-Chair for the branch. He is not alone in being young and at-the-helm. His sec ond vice-chair this year is Rashad Flowers, who is also in his 20s. They say the tournament is just the first in a series of events that will be geared towards the young people in the community, including a pageant and after school programmes. It is something young per sons will be drawn to, said Mr Lightbourne. The majority of young people are not going to come to a normal branch meeting, sit down and listen to pretty much middle-aged persons talk about issues. You have to take it to the people and turn to young people to make them heavily intrigued and interactive and enthused about being a part. Thats the key to success, in my opinion. It may be shallow and premature and young in my thinking, but I feel community outreach is going to be important in taking this country to the next level. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 11 LONGTIME Nassau-based international banker Peter Wilkinson has died at his retirement home in Exuma. Peter Ernest Wilkinson was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1934 to Beatrice and William John Wilkinson. He left Belgium during the Nazi invasion and moved to his parents native England, to Harrow-on-the-Hill. He was sent to boarding school at a very early age and from there went on to Pangbourne Naval College, England where amongst other subjects he studied seamanship, world history, naval tactics, languages and enjoyed playing for the school rugby team. After graduation he left England at age 19 to see the world and travelled to 63 countries in the course of his life. He was fluent in French, his first language, English, German, Flemish and had a fluent knowledge of Latin as well as conversational ability in several other languages. He lived in Germany, Ghana, Cote DIvoire and Cameroon before moving to the Bahamas in 1964. At a party in Nassau in early 1966 he met Susan Jennifer Hill for the first time and after something close to an argument followed by a lengthy pursuit, they got married in 1967. The day he died, June 15, was also the same date of their wedding anniversary, completing exactly 44 years of marriage together. In 1969 their first son, Antony William John was born and in 1973 their second son Andrew James Mathew was born. Peter was a man who preferred to let his actions speak more than his words when it came to his acts of charity, which his friends say were considerable. He was a very keen fisherman and loved fishing for bonefish on the Exuma flats as well as fly fishing, deep-sea fishing and spearfishing. He had a great love of boats and anything to do with the sea. Even simply looking at boats brought him happiness. Peters tremendous intellectual curiosity made him a voracious reader and gave him an amazing wealth of knowledge which was mostly self-taught as many were surprised to learn he never obtained a university degree. He was well-read in world history, politics, religion, philosophy and geography. Peter was known for his very good sense of humour which he maintained to the very end. He also had a tremendous love of animals and dogs in particular. Animals and children seemed to immediately connect with and gravitate towards him. He will be missed greatly by his wife Susan and his sons Antony and Andrew as well as all his friends and his extended family in England. INTERNATIONAL BANKER PETER WILKINSON DIES PETERWILKINSON moved to the Bahamas in 1964. Quinton Lightbourne takes a stand C hairman of the PLP Carmichael branch hits the ground running
t heir country," said UNHCR s pokesperson Adrian Edwards at a press briefing in Geneva. The UN said despite recent elections and ongoing r econstruction efforts, Haiti is still debilitated by the earthquake and cannot ensure adequate protection for some vulnerable returned citizens such as unaccompan ied minors, disabled pers ons, people with health p roblems, victims of trafficking or of sexual abuse. "The appeal calls on governments to assess Haitian cases on an individual basis and to pay special consideration and refrain from r eturning to Haiti persons w ith special protection needs, a nd to prevent situations where returns can lead to family separation," said Mr Edwards. An estimated 680,000 earthquake survivors live in 1,000 tented camps in Porta u-Prince and other affected areas while an unknown number live outside Haiti, he added. According to international reports, the recent appealc ame after news that countries, including the Bahamas, Jamaica, Brazil and the United States were deporting H aitians. Yesterday, Mr Symonette said the Bahamas' policy on r epatriation remained u nchanged and added that h e did not know of any new developments that will impede the country from deporting illegal Haitian immigrants. Still the Government will continue to monitor the situation in Haiti, he said, and make a djustments to its immigrat ion policy where warranted. When I return I will review the (UN's tion. Our stance has always been to uphold Christian values and not (repatriate situations that would be i nhumane, but there has been nothing that happened yesterday or today which would have necessitated this issue," said Mr Symonette who is in Jamaica for a meet-i ng with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "We will continue to review the situation in Haiti, w e will be in contact with our ambassador on the ground in Haiti and I will discuss the m atter further with the Haiti an ambassador here," said t he St Anne's MP. Returns of illegal Haitian immigrants will continue in the meantime. "The detention centre is not at the state in the moment to require repatriation. If for instance we find a v essel with 90 people on b oard in Inagua the situation will be reviewed at that point and more than likely those people will be repatriated, all things being equal," said the minister. The Bahamas briefly susp ended round-ups and repatriation of illegal Haitian immigrants after the January, 2010, earthquake which killed nearly 300,000 people and left hundreds of thou-s ands homeless. The US deported 375 Haitians in the 2010 fiscal year, which ended in Sept ember, after a short suspension following the earthquake. 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A report surfaced early this week that claimed the Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister planned to retire from politics and had made his intentions clear to Prime Minister Hubert I ngraham. The report also claimed the St Anne's MP was upset over comments attributed to Mr Ingraham in a US embassy cable obtained by whistleblower Wikileaks and published in a local newspaper which documented a p urported 2003 conversation between the Prime Minister and a US Embassy official. During that meeting, Mr Ingraham reportedly dismissed the chances of the current deputy prime minister ever leading the FNM b ecause of his "personality and lack of (widespread appeal." The source shot down this claim and told The Tribune that Messrs Ingraham and Symonette share a close working relationship. "There's no discord. T here is no guarantee that those comments (in the cable) were made. "In any event whatever comment may have been made, may have been made at least five years ago and there has been a lot of water under the bridge and close co-operation between the deputy prime minister and the prime minister I'm sure whatever may have been (an issue resolved. When contacted by The Tribune yesterday, Mr Symonette dismissed the speculation and said he doesn't respond to tabloid reports. consumed energy supplied by BEC. Four witnesses are listed on court dockets. Mr Wrinkle, who appeared before Magistrate Derr ence Rolle-Davis, pleaded not guilty to the charge and w as granted bail in the sum of $1,000. His case was adjourned to November 1 and 2. I n other court news, a 24-year-old Dunmore Street man accused of being found in possession of seven and a half pounds of marijuana was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday. P olice have charged Ramon Smith of Dunmore Street w ith possession of marijuana with intent to supply. Smith, who was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magi strate Carolita Bethell, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of $15,000. The case was adjourned to January 12, 2012. Smith was ordered to report to the Southern Police Station every Tuesdaya nd Saturday before 6pm. BAHAMAS CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION CHIEF CHARGED FROM page one BAHAMIAN Contractors Association president Stephen Wrinkle UN urges halt to Haitian deportation FROM page one S ENIOR FNM DENIES REPORT THAT DPM WILL NOT RUN IN NEXT ELECTION F ROM page one
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 13 matic ties in 1997. We have every confidence that those works included in the con-t ract and this new stadium meet the standards necessary to host major regional and international sporting events, Mr Ingraham said. The completion of both will g reatly enhance the potential for growth in sports tourism creatingn ew revenue sources that can increase opportunities for addi-t ional sports development in the Bahamas. This stadium is named in honour of local sporting legend Thomas A Robinson, and according to Mr I ngraham, is the jewel in the crown of what will be a thoroughly mod-e rn, world class Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre with facilities extending over some 450 acres. The new National Stadium and world class Queen Elizabeths S ports Centre will also help to augment the urban redevelopment of the surrounding areas as well as the enhancement of the emerging Uni-v ersity of The Bahamas. Although the construction was c arried out by Chinese nationals, Mr Ingraham said 113 Bahamianc ompanies took part in the project, which injected $9.5 million into the Bahamian economy. This is a wonderful facility from which many generations of B ahamians will benefit and of which we can all be proud, he said. T he stadium comprises 190,452 sq. ft. It has 15,000 fixed seats, i ncluding sky boxes and a number of seats modified to accommodated isabled spectators. The western grandstand and eastern stand have 12,000 and 3,000 seats, respectively. Mr Ingraham said that the stadium, which has a state-of-the-art s ecurity surveillance system, has all required audio/visual equipmenti nstalled, two megatrons, and a number of all purpose-designedm eeting rooms, offices and suites. The running track will be IAAF certified and the in-field is FIFAc ertified. On behalf of the government and p eople of the Bahamas, the prime minister thanked the governmenta nd people of the Peoples Republic of China for the gift. "It has already become a national landmark and, we expect, it will serve as the venue for the enjoy-m ent of many local and international sporting and entertainmente vents for years to come," he said. SEE SPORTSSECTION charge. It is alleged that on Saturday, June 18, he was found in possession of a forged Road Traffic Department license. Taylor pleaded guilty to the charge and the case was transferred to Court 10, Nassau Street. Jonas Pierre, 25, of Cowpen Road, was also arraigned on the charge of possession of a forged document. It is alleged that on Tuesday, June 21, he was found in possession of a forged Road Traffic Department license bearing the name of Franky St Fleur. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was denied bail because he has no status in the country. He is expected back in court today. Ellie Seraphin, 26, of Pinewood Gardens, and Jeffrey Whylly were also arraigned on similar charges. It is alleged that the men, on June 21, were found in possession of a forged Road Traffic license. The men pleaded not guilty. Their police bail was extended and their case was adjourned to July 8 in Court 10, Nassau Street. F IVE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH VEHICLE INSPECTION AND LICENSING SCAM FROM page one THESCENE at last nights official handover ceremony. PRIME MINISTER:NEW STADIUM IS A TOP NOTCH SPORTING FACILITY F ROM page one
By EVERTTE HART Former Exuma Administrator H AVING read the comments of PLP politicians, I am compelled to respond to what appears to be a deliberate campaign of misinformation in relation to the operations of Sandals Emerald Bay. I make the following c omments as a concerned E xumian who is tired of non-Exumians trying to stop the growth and progress of this Island. It appears that some P LPs in their quest for p ower are prepared to j eopardise the future of the p eople of Exuma by frust rating the largest single private employer on the island. They are treating Sandals, which is responsible for the livelihood of hundreds of Exumians andt heir families, as though they are not appreciated in our country. The truth is, Sandals Emerald Bay has provided a safety net for many people on the island whose h opes were dashed when t he Four Seasons Hotel c losed. When Sandals came on the scene, most of the commercial airlines had termin ated their services even b efore the departure of F our Seasons, the previous o perators. T oday, after just 12 months of operations, Sand als has been able to attract carriers such as Air Canada, Continental Connections, American Eagle, US Air, Delta and the domestic carriers Bahamasair, SkyBahamas and Western Airl ines. S andals has also hono ured the existing agreements with Exuma Transit for the transportation of guests. The charge of poor treatment of the hotels employees is totally false as is the c omplaint about the presence of Jamaicans on the property. Sandals is a Jamaican investor with core expertise provided by Jamaicans w ho are hard working people with good work attitudes worthy of emulation. T he fact is that as a major C aribbean and internationa l hotel chain, Sandals e mploys Bahamians in a n umber of its hotels in its h ost countries, including the Turks and Caicos, St Lucia, Antigua and J amaica. I nterestingly, no mention has been made of the many foreign nationals who worked with the former F our Seasons Hotel and w ho treated Bahamian w orkers so badly. I dont r ecall any complaint being m ade about them. A s far as the charge of under-payment of staff is concerned, the government of the Bahamas has established a minimum wage. Any employer who pays workers below the minim um is in breach of the l aw. Anyone with proof t hat this is the case at Emerald Bay, should report the matter to the Department of Labour. I ndeed, the staff of the h otel should be made to u nderstand that the prope rty can only pay what it c an afford and that higher w ages could mean less staff and not so stable employment. In any given interaction of people there will be problems; even in churches. However I am satisfied that the resort is doing much m ore than its predecessor in trying to better relations with all its publics. I n recent times the hotel has been managed by some o f the finest professionals of Sandals: Jeremy Mutton and Patrick Drake. S ignificant efforts have been made in introducing a wide range of programmes to train and upgrade staff, foster professionalism, enhance staff morale and reach out to thec ommunity and business sector. T he hotel has introduced a wide range of programmes to address traini ng and personal development at every level, as well as entry level certification for school leavers in hospi t ality training and the introd uction of an apprentice ship programme. I n addition, there are n umerous programmes to enrich and enhance the e veryday life of workers, including luncheons, breakfasts, bingo and other recreational activities, as well as access to a barber shop that provides concessionary rates for employe es. T hrough the Sandals F oundation, several projects are helping to transform schools and civic amenities on the island in an unprecedented manner. For the first time in the history of Exuma, the i sland is blessed with a hotel choir which is a big hit whenever it appears at local churches and civic functions. Since the acquisition of t he hotel, millions of dollars have been spent on renovation and upgrading o f the facilities, including t he addition of 62 rooms t hereby increasing of the c apacity from 183 rooms to 2 45. Also, some sixty addit ional persons have received employment in this project. In addition, three more restaurants are to be built thereby providing employment for many more pers ons. In the current climate of unemployment in Exu ma, anyone responsible forp roviding jobs for more t han 500 permanent and 1 00 construction workers ought to be welcomed and respected by everyone. I believe Exumians need to examine the situation very carefully and not be fooled. They should never forget the trauma and loss of hope that came with the a nnouncement of the clos ure of Four Seasons Hotel. Indeed, Exumians should be very wary of personsw ho for selfish political reasons, are trying to destroy their future and the growth and stability that Sandalsh as brought to this island. 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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 17 ABOUT URCA: The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA the converged regulator for Electronic Communications Services (ECS) (covering broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) in the Commonwealth of The Baham as. 85&$LVVHHNLQJWRHPSOR\VXLWDEO\TXDOLHGLQGLYLGXDOWR WKHSRVWRI&KLHI([HFXWLYH2IFHU7KLVSRVLWLRQZLOOEHEDVHGLQ N assau, The Bahamas and will report to the Board of URCA. C ORE DUTIES: The successful candidate will be required to: L ead and promote the development of URCA as set out in the URCA and Communications Acts Take total ownership and overall responsibility for leading U RCA through post liberalisation reform, policy development, priority mapping and stakeholder management. 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The Bahamian team was picked up by helicopter and flown to HMS York on Sunday afternoon. Once onboard, they were givena tour of the vessel and were b riefed on the deployment c hallenges and triumphs the craft had experienced since it l eft its home port in England i n February. T he two military leaders discussed matters of mutual interest and benefit to the twoc ountries and exchanged tokens to commemorate the visit. As the occasion tookp lace on Fathers Day, the two men spoke of their offspring and agreed that mili tary careers helped them to treasure time with their children and helped them to make better decisions regarding the men and women they command. T he defence force team was flown b ack to the Bahamas by helicopter to mark the end of the visit. PREPARING for the flight to HMS YORK on Saturday afternoon. DEFENCE FORCE TEAM LUNCH WITH HMS YORK COMMANDING OFFICER COMMODORE RODERICK BOWE and Commander Simon Staley exchange pleasantries and commemorative tokens.
BEIRUT Associated Press THESyrian regime, besieged by street protests at home and condemnation abroad, on Wednesday lashed out at European governments for threatening a new round of sanctions and accused the West of trying to sow chaos and conflict in the Arab nation. But Foreign Minister Walid Moallem also reiterated the president's call for national dialogue and spoke of democracy over the horizon a bold assertion after more than four decades of iron-fisted rule by the Assad fami ly and months of bloody reprisals. It was the regime's latest attempt to blunt three months of widespread demonstrations, a movement that was inspired by pro-democracy upheavals elsewhere in the Mideast and that has persisted despite the reported killing of hundreds of protesters by security forces. A skeptical opposition rejected the overture while the Syrian military is occupying towns and shooting protesters. Seven were reported killed on Tuesday. An official said the European Union is planning to hit the Syrian regime with more sanctions, targeting seven more individuals and four companies in a bid to stop the crackdown against protests. That would bring to 34 the number of Syrian individuals and entities that are hit with an asset freeze and travel ban. The EU official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. The 27-member bloc also has an embargo on sales of arms and equipment that can be used to suppress demonstrations. W ar Moallem said the suggestion "amounts to (an act that Europe is on the map." "Stop intervening in Syria's affairs, do not stir chaos nor strife, the Syrian people ... are capable of making their own future away from you," he said. "Any external intervention is rejected." The televised statements by the longtime trusted Assad aide also went beyond the vague promises of reform made Monday by President Bashar Assad and amounted to a rare official admission that Syria has ignored basic democratic principles. In his speech, President Assad had said he was forming a committee to study constitu tional amendments, including one that would open the way to political parties other than the ruling Baath Party. He said a package of reforms was expected by September or no later than the end of the year. Moallem added a promise that the Damas cus government would soon present "an unprecedented example of democracy" in the troubled Middle East. "There will be social justice, equality before the law and accountability," he said, when asked about his vision for Syria in three months. But he gave no specifics. Moallem called for regime opponents to enter into political talks, and urged Syrian exiles to return, pledging that "even the harshest opponent" of the regime will not be arrested. "Whoever wants to test our seriousness should come to the national dialogue to be a partner in shaping the future," he said. But a prominent dissident rejected the idea of talks. "There can be no dialogue when a gun is being held to your head," Damascus-based activist Hassan Abdul-Azim said. Responding to Moallem's statements, the dissident Abdul-Azim said dialogue was impossible with the regime's security forces still cracking down on dissent. "Such a dialogue would provide a cover for the security crackdown," he told The Associated Press. That view was echoed at the highest level of the United Nations later Wednesday, when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told New York reporters he didn't see "much credibility" in the Assad statements "because the situation has been continuing." The U.N. chief suggested unified Security C ouncil action to pressure Syria "would be helpful." Russia and China have opposed such a ction. The U.S. State Department also demanded action instead of words, saying the status quo was unacceptable. "They've thrown around a lot of rhetoric, and meanwhile, they've used unremitting violence against innocent civilians," State Depart-m ent spokesman Mark Toner said. Dissidents Syria dissidents noted that previous talk of reform has produced little change in Syria's autocratic system. "We are not against dialogue in principle, but we currently have no confidence or guarantees that anything would be implemented," said London-based Syrian activist Rami Abdul-Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Among the opposition's demands is the withdrawal of Syrian troops from cities, trials for security personnel responsible for killing protesters and the release of all political prisoners. The opposition estimates 1,400 people have been killed and 10,000 detained in the attempted suppression of the 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, which was inspired by successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Hundreds of soldiers and police officers have also been killed. Activists said the sweeping arrests have continued even after Assad's speech. AbdulRahman and others said dozens of students were beaten and others detained, including female students, during a raid at Damascus University dormitories Tuesday night. Abdul-Azim said the scattered opposition movement would announce within a week the formation of a National Coordination Council for democratic change, encompassing all groups inside and outside Syria. The foreign minister sounded confident there would be no Western military interven tion or no-fly zone over Syria, saying the inter national community is mired in the "scandals" of its military intervention in Libya. Moallem added that Arab countries "without exception" support Damascus. The Arab League on Monday issued a statement of support for Syria and opposition to foreign intervention there. Moallem also denied that Syrian allies Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement are helping the Damascus regime put down unrest. The U.S. has accused Iran of sending reinforcements and equipment to Syria. INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 18, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER Walid Moallem speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday. Moallem vowed to present "an unprecedented example of democracy" in the country within three months, an extraordinary promise in a nation facing an uprising against an authoritarian system in place for decades. B assem Tellawi / AP SYRIAN REGIME LASHES OUT AT EU OVER SANCTIONS W EST ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SOW CHAOS AND CONFLICT LONDON Associated Press BRITISH police filed charges Wednesday against a teenager suspected of involvement in cyberattacks on the CIA website. Ryan Cleary, 19, has been charged with five offences under the Computer Misuse Act, police said. One of the charges relates to bringing down the website of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency the U.K.'s FBI equivalent using a flood of traffic, in what is known as a "distributed denial of service" attack. Cleary is suspected of having ties to the Lulz Security hacking collective, which has recently targeted Sony, the CIA website and the U.S. Senate computer system. British police had said Tuesday that a computer seized fol lowing Cleary's arrest was being examined specifically for Sony data. All of the charges announced Wednesday are U.K. related and it was not known if the FBI also planned to file charges. Lulz, which has used its Twitter account as a platform to taunt victims and announce cyber coups, has dismissed speculation Cleary was involved in its operations. The group said that while it had used Cleary's servers, he was "at best, mildly associated with" Lulz. Although little is known about Lulz, hacker collectives are typically loose networks with diffuse supporters in more than one location, so an arrest could do little to bring down an organisation and even encourage supporters to carry on a group's cause. The charges against Cleary date to events as far back as Oct. 29 when the teenager is accused of attacking the website of the British Phonograph ic Industry. An attack on the Interna tional Federation of the Phonographic Industry followed just one month later, police said. The timing of those two attacks appears linked to a hacking operation dubbed "Operation Payback," led by a group of hackers known as Anonymous, which targeted music sites worldwide. Lulz and Anonymous recently teamed up, calling for a united hacker effort to attack any government or agency that "crosses their path." UK CHAR GES TEEN A GER WITH CYBER CRIMES
EX-MINISTER DISMISSES RATE CUT INFLATION FEAR $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.59 $5.29 $5.27 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB firstname.lastname@example.orgTHURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T he Prime interest rate c ut will not spark inflation via money supply expan-s ion, a former finance minister has told Tribune Busi ness, explaining that just t he opposite would happ en. James Smith, who is also a former Central Bank JAMESSMITH Says money supply will actually contract, not increase, from Central Bank action* Move creates foreign exchange risk, not inflation risk SEE page 7B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamas has been poor at attending trade agree ment negotiations, a leading trade economist charged yes-t erday, adding that the failure to properly engage this n ations private sector meant it was not maximising the potential benefits from these arrangements. H ank Ferguson, who was previously the Bahamas Chamb er of Commerce and private sectors leading adviser on the E conomic Partnership Agreement (EPA agreements, told Tribune Business that this nation needed to take a more aggressive approach to such negotiationsa nd make sure the private sector was at the table. I still believe the Bahamas is not taking maximum advantage of the opportunities presented through engagement in these free trade agreements, he said in an interview yesterday. Were not taking maximum advantage, not adequately participating in preparations for the continuing talks between C ARICOM and Canada. Were in the third round of talks. T heyre advancing very quickly, and weve not done a good job of engaging the private sector in terms of what we hope to get from foreign trade arrangements with Canada. C anada is arguably the Bahamas most important invest ment and trading partner after the US. CARICOMs Office of Trade Negotiations previously disclosed that the Bahamas saw inward Canadian foreign direct investment grow at ar ate of 9 per cent per annum between 1987-2009. The Bahamas also attracted some Cdn$11.7 billion in investment from Canada in 2009, placing it second in the Caribbean behind Barbadoss $40.8 billion. T he Office of Trade Negotiations described the Bahamas as being among the most dynamic countries in the Caribbean at attracting foreign direct investment from Canada, its 9 per cent per annum growth rate between 1987a nd 2009 being bettered only by Barbados, at 22 per cent, and Trinidad & Tobago with 18 per cent. Given this, maximising the trade/investment benefits from any new agreement negotiated between CARICOM andC anada should be a priority for both the Government and private sector, but Mr Ferguson yesterday indicated this Bahamas hurt by poor trade deal approach Economist says must be more aggressive on EPA and Canada talks, as not maximising benefits* Urges private sector to always be at table Bahamas misses opportunity to chair key CARICOM body* Fears trade policy disjointed, and disdain for process SEE page 7B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor B ahamas Ferries yesterd ay said it had introduced a $3 per ticket surcharge duet o a murderous 35-40 per c ent year-over-year increase in fuel costs, a senior executive warning that commodities have the potential to drive us back towards recession. Khaalis Rolle, the interi sland ferry transportation p roviders chief marketing o fficer, told Tribune Busin ess: We just last week introduced a fuel surcharge. F uel is killing is; its murdering us. The only way we are able to survive is if we introduce the fuel surcharge of $3 pert icket, which is not much when you factor in what it is. W e are spending, in terms o f fuel costs compared to last year, between 35-40 per c ent more for fuel this year. Describing business cond itions as still challenging, Mr Rolle said he was not altogether pleased to learn that a CIBC commodities strategist, during a Nassau presentation on Tuesday, had projected that the West T exas Intermediate and Brent Crude the two most c ommonly used oil price i ndices would rise from a y early average of $100 and $110 in 2011, respectively, to $115 and $121 in 2011. Things are not getting any better. It seems to be g etting progressively worse, said Mr Rolle of increasing oil prices, and their ongoingi mpact on the Bahamian economy, especially for transportation-based busi nesses such as his. With Bahamas Ferries passenger numbers flat, Mr Rolle added: Were just t rying to hold firm right n ow, continuing to work on m anaging our costs, and focusing on our hallmark, Ferries: 35-40% fuel cost rise murderous Inter-island transportation provider introduces $3 per ticket fuel surcharge* Commodities have potential to drive us back towards recession S EE page 8B KHAALIS ROLLE By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter email@example.com Undisclosed challenges with one of two companies left on a short list of bidders to construct/operate a waste to energy power plant at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway landfill has left the Govern ment seeking rival propos als. Minister of State for the Environment and Public Utilities, Phenton Neymour, said four companies had submitted bids to the Gov ernment to install and oper ate the facility, which would create electricity by converting garbage into energy. From those, there was a further review...and we were left with two firms. One we had some challenges with, so we were left with one firm. We are now going to solicit other proposals. We havent given up on the process, Mr Neymour told a Bahamas Society of Engineers luncheon yesterday at the British Colonial Hilton. Since early 2010, the Government had expressed its desire to extend the landfil ls life through better man agement, being keenly aware of the limited and shrinking space left at the site, and the ongoing environmental issues. It was hoping that through the introduction of more recycling, better sort ing and the use of some trash as fuel for a waste-toenergy plant, years could be added to the landfill's NEW WASTE-TO ENERGY PLANT BIDS SOUGHT Challenges with one of two final tenders force government to seek fresh proposals* 100 tonnes of garbage per day needed to ensure power supply P HENTON NEYMOUR SEE page 9B By ALISON LOWE B usiness Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org The head of the business group that won a Supreme Court verdict against the Government, heralding the promise of financial compensation for roadworks that impacted companies in the Blue Hill Road, yesterday said they would not fight in the Court of Appeal against attempts to overturn their victory. Ethric Bowe, spokesperson for the Coconut Grove Busi-ness League, said the group has lost faith in the courts anddoes not want to put up the additional money that would be needed for new attorneys, after their current representatives withdrew from the case on Monday. He said the group will let the Attorney Generals Office put its case forward without offering a defence, and awaitthe verdict of the Court of Appeal justices. If the appeal does not go in their favour, they will consider taking thematter to the Privy Council in the UK. However, another member of the Coconut Grove Busi ness League yesterday said that how the group will pro ceed has yet to be deter mined. The development is the latest twist in the dispute between the League (CGBL and the Government over the latters decision to make sections of Blue Hill Road and Market Street one-way, and undertake extensive roadworks despite a lack of con sultation. The businesses suffered major losses as a result and, in C OMPANIES LOSE FAITH IN COURTS SEE page 9B
By DEIDRE M. BASTIAN S o you created your department's n ewspaper, school year book and club magazine yourself? What an accomplishment. And it sure feels great to finally complete it on time, with minimal gramatical errors. But what happens when it goes out for printing, and your printing agent looks sadly at you, rubs both of his hands together, flashes all his pearly whites, and says: Sorry, Maam, we cant accept this publication as it was designed in the wrong software. However, all is not lost as we can correct this obstacle, but ..for a very small cost (very small as in his definition). Without warning, the room suddenly feels a little humid. But how were you to know that you designed your information using the wrong software? No one told you? You didnt know, and if you knew you wouldnt be stressed with the additional financial burden of paying to correct this unintended roadblock. Actually, InDesign can help to easily eliminate any further roadblocks, as besides being the industrys standard it can easily get a book ready by a few clicks of a button. Lets adjust our sails a little and explain the mysteries of InDesign. Adobe InDesign is Adobes desktop publishing program that manufactures high-quality documents for print or web, and is a cross platform for (Windows & Mac computers. It enables designers to import text, photographs and vector art, place them on to a page and link multiple pages together for quick print and electronic distribution. InDesign provides the only software tool on the market today through which you can unify delivery of user experience documentation across a range of disciplines. This software is a part of the Creative Adobe Suite product line, integrating with software such as InCopy, Bridge, Illus trator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Flash, while still sharing some common navigation tools. Adobe Indesign systems was pioneered in 1999 to replace the fledgling PageMaker program, and to compete with QuarkXPress' growing popularity with design professionals InDesign is thus the succes sor to Adobe's own PageMak er. By 1998, PageMaker had lost almost the entire professional market to the comparatively feature-rich QuarkXPress Imagine 3.3, released in 1992, and 4.0, released in 1996. As these initial steps were taken, in 2002 InDesign was introduced with the first Mac OS X-native desktop publishing (DTP ware. Version 3 (InDesign CS received a boost in distribution by being bundled with Photo shop, Illustrator and Acrobat in the Creative Suite. W hat is the software used for? InDesign is software that easily creates multiple pages such as books, magazines newspapers and brochures, allowing designers to work with 9,999 pages in a single file. It is mainl y used for pagination, but compared to Adobe Illustrator and P hotoshop there are few designing options. Text linking, numbering and page reordering is a part of its expertise as well. Who uses InDesign? T his tool is important for the reason that it increasingly s erves as a central hub from where creative professionals begin their publishing process. Ultimately, InDesign is built for designers, magazine manufacturers, advertising firms, newspaper agencies, book publ ishers, retail/catalog companies, corporate designers and c ommercial printing. How to use InDesign? InDesigns learning curve exceeds most, if not all, other popular design tools. But with the passion to learn comes the power to modularly create, col laborate and master your doc umentation. However, if youre migrating from Quark to InDesign, this is the path for you. Please view both tutorial links on how to use InDesign http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5065 632_use-indesign.html http://www.5min.com/Video/Ho w-to-Use-Adobe-InDesign-CS3Lesson-1-38334267 New Features As a new version is introduced, does everyone flock to dissect Photoshop? Not at all. Many times I have heard designers asking: What are the new features now offered by InDesign? or complaining that There isnt possibly anything much in the new versions that could benefit their workflow. Really? Well, here are a few surprising results. InDesign CS4 introduced about 52 new features, InDesign CS5 about 68, and if you are still with InDesign CS3, then there are over 100 new features that could benefit your work flow. With these small but vital time savers, many designers get to avoid late nights, excessive doses of coffee and working through endless weekends, and realise what a gem the upgrades really were. So whats new in Adobe InDesign CS5? L ets take a look at some of the improvements addressed on a designers wish list. Anyone who has ever had to design endless spreads for magazines, or perform other laborious layout tasks, will know what a pain it was to edit object controls or tweak their position within a f rame in previous versions of InDesign. Even if it didnt seem like too much of a problem at first, it soon became a pain if you had to deal with lots of graphic content within a docu ment. Aside from the new features, Adobe worked on mak ing it easy for designers toi mport and export files. The introduction of an AutoFit feature means any content (even cropped images automatically scale as you resize a frame. Theres no need to hold down any control keys. As long as the Auto-Fit button is selected, content will resizea ppropriately. I am not sure if its a geeky confession, but designers are overjoyed at the realisation that they no longer have to assign dedicated text boxes to increase width lead paragraphs. Maybe we need to get out more, but the fact that we can now flowt ext across multiple columns means were far more willing to be more ambitious with our text layouts. The day when its possible to create pages with different sizes in a single document has arrived. InDesign CS5 makes it much easier to design for dust jackets or odd-sized gatefolds with the new Page Tool, which quickly adjusts pages while youre working on the document. This sounds basic, but its really been a long time coming. There are also features to make typography and formatting much easier than before. Previously, you would have to add new layers to fix issues with formatting text, but it is now possible to quickly format the page with two simple clicks. Probably the most exciting feature of Adobe InDesign CS5 is the ability to create interactive documents without writing a line of code. Using the preset interactive options, you can easily create slideshows, integrate flash videos, create animation and use sounds to browse through your business website. Overall, I understand that these new features arent going to appeal to everyone, but for those who rely on this layout software, this component really ticks most boxes in the designers wish list. At a glance, InDesign may seem insignificant in comparison to some of the more artistic programs, but theres no mystery as to why it has become the premier page layout program that offers great tools, plus friendly yet-sophisticated typographic controls. Once again, InDesign comes to the rescue, allowing designers to quickly and easily make changes, plus save and re-link images without making any changes at all to your main document. Better yet, when it comes to designing book contents you can once again change the order of your chapters, or which side of the page a chapter starts, by just a click of a button. Go ahead and try it for yourself. Publishing a book with InDesign will never be so easy. So until we meet again, have fun, enjoy your life and stay on top of your game! NB: Author encourages feedback at email@example.com BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 3B ;\)TJIV[,ZQ^M %DQNLQJQDQFLQJDYDLODEOH InDesign proves to be a true gem T HE ART OF GRAPHIX DEIDRE M.BASTIAN
B y THE NASSAU INSTITUTE T he Central Bank of the Bahamas lowe red the Prime R ate by 0.75 percentage points to 4.75 per cent recently. Former banker, Al Jarrett, and other Keynesians have been lobbying for this f or some time on the a ssumption that it will save people lots of money and g enerate economic growth. A ccording to The Nassau Guardian, of June 7, 2011, M r Jarrett said "the move s hould help many Bahamians to save their homes and a ssets, with some additional b reathing room to service t heir loans. A lower prime rate is not a bad thing as it reduces the cost of borrowing, but does little to help most people as s hown below. C omparisons For a car loan of $25,000 a t 10 per cent over five y ears, the payment would be approximately $529 per m onth. Assuming an interest r ate drop to 9.25 per cent, t he monthly payment becomes $520. A savings of $9 per month. What impact would this h ave on a mortgage? P ayments for a mortgage of $150,000 at 14 per cento ver 25 years would be $ 1,806 per month. With an interest reduction to 13.25 per cent for the same term, t he monthly amount would b e $1,720. A monthly savi ngs of $86. The lower interest rate only allows people to keep a little bit more of their money. It's not enough to save a house or a car from foreclo-s ure as indicated. Release of funds? The former Chamber of Commerce president, Dionisio D'Aguilar, suggested in Tribune Business, June 7, 2 011, that the reduction w ould release some $60-$70 m illion back into the economy. In the aggregate, it would appear the "release" of a large sum of money would generate spending, but thiso verlooks what each indiv idual would do with their m oney. Some might spend BUSINESS PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Rate cut will not Prime economy A Bahamian think-tank calls on the Government and authorities to take the long-term view, and remove impediments to business O PINION S EE page 10B
B y ALISON LOWE Business Reporter a firstname.lastname@example.org Increasing reverse osmosis-produced water from 75 p er cent to a 90 per cent outp ut share by the end of 2011 w ill give the Water and Sewe rage Corporation $3 million in annual savings over a 2 0-year period, the minister o f state for public utilities said yesterday. A ddressing the Bahamas S ociety of Engineers on r ecent developments in the e nergy and water sectors at t he British Colonial Hilton yesterday, Phenton Ney-m our said the Government i s keen to see greater private sector participation int he water and energy sectors. However, with this intended expansion of private sect or involvement comes a greater need for regulation, and therefore the upgradingo f legislation governing the sector. M r Neymour said draft water legislation has been prepared, but could not sayw hen it would be tabled in Parliament, noting funding c onstraints. For example, we would need to provide t he funding for URCA to take on more staff, which we havent been able to yet, he told Tribune Busin ess. M r Neymour told engin eers that the Water and S ewerage Corporation has progressed dramatically t owards greater delegation o f its water production capacity to private entities. A new reverse osmosis p lant, he noted, is shortly to c ome on stream in Tarpum B ay, Eleuthera. T he plant is being constructed by a private com-p any, General Electric, and i s set to be powered by another private company viaa mini-wind and solar plant, selling water to the Water and Sewerage Corporation, which in turn sells it on toc onsumers. Mr Neymour said that at present the Water and Sew-e rage Corporation obtains 75 per cent of the water supp lied to customers from reverse osmosis, but this is set to increase to 90 per cent by year end This will be obtained t hrough the expansion of reverse osmosis facilities in N ew Providence on Blue H ill Road, and in the weste rn district, and will help the W ater and Sewerage Corporation achieve $3 million annually in savings over 20 y ears. Its important that we b egin to regulate the water p roduction sector if we want t o expand on the service we provide. The Government is committed to URCA overseeing the water and energy sectors, (as well as telecomm unications, which currentl y falls within its purview), t he minister said. M r Neymour noted that a n analysis of the Water and S ewerage Corporation conducted by Spansih consult ants, Castilla, and recomm endations on how it could b ecome more financially v iable are now being implemented. He said that addressing how the B ahamas obtains and uses water is key to addressing r ising energy costs and vice v ersa. The cost of water produced by reverse osmosis is 40 to 50 per cent made up of the cost of the power involved, he said. Currently, it costs around $ 2.70 to produce 1,000 gall ons of water via reverse o smosis. When the amount o f non-revenue water w ater that does not reach t he customer, or does not r esult in revenue for the C orporation because of theft o r leakage is factored in, that cost rises to $5.87 per 1,000 gallons. M r Neymour told engineers that based on recom-m endations made to the Government, it is keen toa chieve /30 by 2030 to reduce or conserve energy consumption by 30 per cent from current levels, combined with obtaining 30 per cent of all energy used in t his nation from renewable s ources, by 2030. H e added that it is import ant that engineers are heard more frequently and clearly in the national disc ussion on advancing areas s uch as the water and energy s ectors. Engineers are key a llies, said the minister, also a n engineer by qualification. He added that it can be a challenge as the only engi-n eer [in Parliament] to get across the importance ofc ertain initiatives (which may be) considered sec-o ndary to other things in a House made up primarily of lawyers. He urged engineers to go to the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission w ebsite and look at a docum ent posted on P roviding S ustainable Energy in The B ahamas t o get a better idea o f what can be done to advance renewable energy i n this nation. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 5B 5(67$85$17)256$/( 6$/(6 3(5621 1(('(')RUUHWDLOVKRHVWRUH7 Water Corp to save $3m yearly via output switch
T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 7B governor, said the M2 money supply measurement would actually decrease due to a reduction in interest paid by banks on deposit as a result of the rate cut. The M2 measurement consists of total deposits in the commercial banking system, plus the interest paid on them each year, and with the Prime rate cut reducing these payments, Mr Smith said money supply would actually contract rather than expand, as monetarist theory might suggest. Responding to concerns raised by Dr Richard Ebeling, an economics professor who recently visited the Bahamas as a guest of the Nassau Institute think-tank, the former Central Bank governor said Prime rate cuts did not produce an inflation risk, but rather an exchange rate risk due to the likelihood that foreign currency outflows would rise as import consumption increased. Suggesting that many outside observers did not understand the Bahamian economic model, Mr Smith said that unlike open market developed economies, where inter est rates were determined by the interplay of supply and demand, the Discount Rate to which the Prime rate is linked was effectively a judgment call by the Central Banks Monetary Policy Committee. The Central Bank, by edict, is saying this is the new Prime, Mr Smith told Tribune Business. But there is no increase in money supply; just the reverse. M2 is the combination of deposits and interest paid on them each year. You just add the interest on, so the money supply and deposit base grows. So if you reduce interest rates, you reduce the money sup ply. Traditional monetarist theory suggests that interest rate reductions can spark mon ey supply expansion, given that the cost of credit has been reduced, and thereby fuelling demand-driven inflation. However, Mr Smith said that in the Bahamian context an interest rate cut cant stimulate inflation because the money supply has been reduced. Pointing to this nations large current account deficit, he explained that because the Bahamas imported 80-90 per cent of everything it consumed, inflation was essen tially a commodity that this nation imported f rom the US and other countries. Referring to the potential impact of the Central Banks decision to slash its Discount Rate by 75 basis points, a reduction set to be mirrored by the commercial banks with regards to Bahamian Prime, Mr Smith told this newspaper: Again, it will not show itself in the money supply and inflation. You just import more. The risk is not the inflation risk, but the exchange rate risk, because you run down the foreign exchange reserves on imports. The Central Banks main monetary policy goal, he added, was to maintain a suitable level of foreign currency reserves to main tain the Bahamian dollars one:one peg with its US counterpart. Dr Ebeling, in a recent Nassau Institute commentary on the exchange rate reduction, said the cut in the Discount and Prime interest rates was tantamount to a mone tary expansion that risked price inflation in the future something that could undermine Bahamian incomes and wealth. Since this reduction in the rate of interest is being made possible by the Central Bank increasing funds available for banks to lend, the lowered interest rates are the result of a monetary expansion, Dr Ebeling said. This, inescapably, runs the risk of price inflation in the future, which reduces the real value of everyone's income and wealth which is not conducive to longer-run, sustainable growth and prosperity. He added: When the Central Bank's own monetary policy generates possible future price inflation, that Central Bank will then have to rein in its own monetary expansion to counter-attack the inflation it will have caused. Interest rates will go up, and a portion of the investments in homes and investments may very well be found to have been unprofitable mistakes that will end up harming the very people the low interest rate policy was initially meant to help. Such short-run policies always run the risk of serious longer-run negative conse quences. Which is why the wisest policy for a Central Bank is to not focus on what seems to be the short-run, politically expedient policy. Rather, they should take the long-run policy perspective of not increasing the money supply, and letting market supply and demand determine what the rate of interest should be. SEE page 1B Ex-minister dismisses rate cut inflation fear did not appear to be the case. I dont think theres been enough engagement to find out what we want, and our attendance and preparation for negotiations has beenp oor, Mr Ferguson told T ribune Business. We have to take a more aggressive approach to these trade negotiations, and ensure we have the privates ector at the table in all t hese meetings. T his applies, he indicated, n ot just to the ongoing talks with Canada on a replacement for the existing Carib-C an trade agreement, but m eetings with the European Union (EU R UM partners over the a lready-signed EPA. The Bahamas has also formally s ubmitted its application to become a formal member oft he World Trade Organisat ion (WTO A s evidence of the Bahamas reluctant approach to trade negotiations, Mr Ferguson said itw as turning down opportu nities to lead. I n a letter published on Page 12B in Tribune Business today, he writes: I speak specifically to our declining the opportunity to chair the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED and our disappearance from the meeting (we joined by t eleconference) after lunch. Our continuing lack of e ngagement within these groups that we continue to fund with each annual Bud get does not bode well for the trade policy of the B ahamas, and shows a delibe rate disdain for other C ARICOM and CARIFORUM States and a process to which we have committed. Mr Ferguson acknowledged the efforts made by the Government to comply with its EPA requirements, n amely Customs Managem ent Act reforms, consult ations on competition polic y and government procurement, and adjustments to the Tariff Act and National Investment Policy. However, he said this was only half the story, and t he Bahamas was suffering from disjointed, uncoordin ated national trade policy that has had limited private s ector engagement and no input from civil society. Responding to Zhivargo Laing, minister of state for finance, who had slammed his concerns over the Bahamas failure to attend the first EPA Trade and D evelopment Committee meeting as utter nonsense, M r Ferguson said the ministers comment that the meeting had nothing to do with this nation was incredi ble. Postponed W hile the Committee m eeting in Barbados had b een postponed for two y ears, Mr Ferguson said it was an important event that the Bahamas could have used to brief other countries on its implementation efforts. And, while the Bahamas already had a specific sum of money allocated to it in terms of financial/technical assistance for EPA imple m entation, Mr Ferguson s aid there was also a separ ate funding pool set aside for CARIFORUM as a col lective. The Barbados meeting, he writes, was a forum in which CARIFORUM countries were able to make representations as to what they wanted, in terms of financ ial and technical assistance, and the Bahamas by its a bsence was unable to raise any concerns it may have h ad. Mr Ferguson told Tribune B usiness that while there w ere issues with CARIFOR UM, in terms of it not being a legal entity, that does not excuse us from not p articipating and not engagi ng where were supposed t o. That meeting was absolutely important. It was the first engagement since the signing of the agreem ent. We should have been t here, and theres no excuse f or not being there. We have t o show ourselves as an active partner. When it came to the Bahamas EPA services offer, Mr Ferguson said that while it had been circulated to the EU and its member s tates, this was not the same a s it being tabled at the Barbados meeting. Writing that the Bahamas services offer still had not been approved and annexed to the EPA agreement, Mr Ferguson said this could have happened had theG overnment attended the Barbados meeting and pre-v ious CARICOM group e vent. H e writes that failing to acknowledge a missed o pportunity is to mislead a p rivate sector that should k now better and that con t inues to depend on the bene fits made available under t his agreement. Bahamas hurt by poor trade deal approach FROM page 1B
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December, won a ruling in their favour from Justice Neville Adderley in theS upreme Court. T he Government has appealed that ruling to the Court of Appeal. However, in the midst of this latest court battle, the Coconut Grove Business League was facedw ith a new challenge on Mond ay the decision by their attorneys, Maurice Glinton and Paul Moss, to quit the case. Mr Glinton said he felt his r elationship with one of the j udges was contentious e nough to potentially affect the Coconut Grove Business Leagues chances. Mr Moss said he would not stand before the judges unless theyw ere all Bahamian. T he Coconut Grove Business League was given two weeks to find new legal counsel. Yesterday, in an interview with Tribune Business, Mr Bowe said: I don't know how we are supposed to get newr epresentatives. We have conf idence in our existing lawyers and we have already paid them. Where will we get the m oney from to pay others? Someone else will have to start from scratch. Well let the court hear w hat the AG has to say, then make a ruling and then we'll have to take it up somewhere else. Mr Bowe said he unders tood the lawyers positions o n the matter and why they had withdrawn. He said he now feels the Privy Councilm ay be the only place we could hope to get some justice, and the only purposef or which it might be worthw hile the group spending more money to take their legal battle to. I t has been estimated that anywhere between $10 million to $30 million could bea ssessed as owed to business operators on Blue Hill Road as a result of the roadworks and re-routing of the road,w hich hit business there when it began in 2010. Mr Bowe said he feels it is a pity that the Government is using our money against us in frivolous ways. I pay a lot of taxes, Rupert [Roberts] does, [Arnold] Heastie does, and they are using our money against us and they know it isf rivolous. Speaking of the business conditions on Blue Hill Road at present, Mr Bowe said: Some people have been put out of business. Everyone is still depressed in terms ofe arnings, some people holding on for dear life. The road is too narrow. They won't put a line down the middle because they know i t would emphasise how narrow it is. There have been e ngineering and management errors with that road, and they need to apologise and fix it. They are now making it worse on Market Street [with roadworks now taking place t here]. Those businesses who w ere not so active are now up i n arms. They are feeling it more. M eanwhile, Mr Heastie, o wner of Heasties Gas Station and another vocal memb er of the Coconut Grove Business League, said that as far as he is aware no final decision has been made on how the group will proceedg oing forward. At this time I dont know w hat everyone is saying yet. W e havent had a full meeting yet. I would think we have to meet with our past lawyer, who is still very much in the p icture for us, for consultation, to see the best course. What Mr Bowe said could bea good option. It could be an option that we would take. W e are looking at all options a s to what we would do. Cert ainly theres a problem with t he courts, said Mr Heastie. He added that the business o wners had never wanted to go to court in the first place despite having won their Judi-c ial Review proceedings against the government but had felt compelled after offi c ials refused to sit down with them and compromise. Mr Heastie said he feels it is very sad that roadworks are still not completed on Blue Hill Road, despite the road corridor being one of the first to see construction work. It has not been finished. In fact, it looks worse than the rest. Its been a year-anda-half at least. How is that possible? he said. While work has wound down, increased constructiona ctivity on neighbouring Market Street, which feeds traffic into the one-way Blue Hill Road, means business is still way down. Most of our businesses on Blue Hill Road and Market S treet depended on the streets on which we are located. the problem is that with the works it has made our business a two-street business instead of one-street. So business here depends on what M arket Street is doing, and M arket Street is a mess, said M r Heastie. Mr Heastie backed up Mr B owe and Supervalue proprie tor, Rupert Roberts, contentions that the narrowed w idth of the road is another way in which the roadworks have in fact worsened conditions for motorists on Blue Hill Road. T he business owners say they wish that with the addit ional space they contend is a vailable, given the narrowing of the two lanes, an extra lane allowing traffic to flow in both directions would be a g reat benefit to motorists and businesses. If we had won the case a nd got all the compensation we had asked for, we would g ive it all up just to make sure t he businesses got another l ane, Mr Heastie told Trib une Business. The service station owner s aid his business remains below where it was prior to the start of the roadwork pro-j ect, despite the advantage he has gained from his fuel sup plier Esso lately dropping the price of fuel below that of his competitors. I have less business now, even with the price low for Esso. I shouldve been hav-i ng business sky high, he said. Roadworks continue on traffic corridors throughout New Providence as part of the New Providence Road Improvement Project, a works project designed to ease the flow of traffic throughout the island ande nhance transportation infrastructure to cope with future growth. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 9B usefulness while reducing the Bahamas dependenceon fossil fuels for power. Based on studies conducted by international consultants, waste-to-energy was originally viewed as the most practical way in which the Bahamas could c reate power from renewa ble sources. It was later pushed into second place b y biomass, the conversion o f wood to energy. However, given its dual p urpose as a means to both c reate energy and reduce w hat goes into the landfill, it is still considered attractive by the Government. M r Neymour noted yesterday that difficulties for the Government in providing accurate data on the q uantity of waste that flows into the dump, its calorific value that is, h ow much energy it might p roduce if burnt is one of t he problems faced when d ealing with potential w aste-to-energy operators. H e did note, however, that it is anticipated 100 tonnes of trash a day would be needed to ensure a steady power supply, while 500 to 600 tonnes of garbage is being produced o n a daily basis in New Providence at present. New waste-to energy plant bids sought FROM page 1B INSIGHT For the stories behind the news, read Insight on Mondays FROM page 1B Companies lose faith in courts
NEW YORK Oil prices rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve acknowledged that U.S. economic growth has slowed but should pick up again soon. Fed officials said in a statement that they believe the main causes of the economy's slowdown, such as high gas prices and supply disruptions from Japan's natural disaster, are temporary. They said once those problems subside, the economy should rebound. The Fed also said it will complete a $600 billion bond-buying program by June 30, as planned, and keep interest rates at record lows for an extended period. Benchmark oil for August delivery gained $1.24 to settle at $95.41 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Signs of slower economic growth after oil and gasoline prices jumped in the spring have left traders nervous about how oil demand could be affected in the months ahead. it, others might save it, while some might use it to reducet he principal on their loan/mortgage. These funds are not to be confused with n ew money entering the economy like Foreign Direct I nvestment for example. A nd then there are the savers and retirees living on a fixed income who, as a result of less interest, will have less money to spend.N or does it account for those businesses that rely on interest income in these tough economic times to a ssist with cash flow issues. O ne positive aspect is the interest rate reduction will m ean lower interest payments by the public treasury on the national debt denom-i nated in Bahamian dollars. However, there is no indication this will be passed on to taxpayers in the form of t ax cuts, but it will give the Government some badlyneeded cash flow. W hat about inflation? The Nassau Institute invited comment from an Austrian economist on the effects of lowering the Prime Rate by 0.75 percentage p oints. Dr Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, a recentg uest of the Nassau Instit ute, simplified understandi ng of the action as follows: Since this reduction in t he rate of interest is being m ade possible by the Central Bank increasing funds a vailable for banks to lend, the lowered interest rates are the result of a monetary expansion. This, i nescapably, runs the risk of price inflation in the future, w hich reduces the real value o f everyone's income and w ealth which is not cond ucive to longer-run, sustainable growth and prosp erity. When the Central Bank's own monetary policy generates possible future price inflation, that Central Bankw ill then have to rein in its own monetary expansion to counter-attack the inflation it will have caused. Interest rates will go up, and a portion of the investments in h omes and investments may very well be found to have been unprofitable mistakes that will end up harming thev ery people the low interest r ate policy was initially m eant to help. Such short-run policies a lways run the risk of serio us longer-run negative consequences. Which is why the w isest policy for a central bank is to not focus on what seems to be the short-run, politically expedient policy. R ather, they should take the long-run policy perspective o f not increasing the mone y supply, and letting mark et supply and demand d etermine what the rate of interest should be. D r Ebeling recently cond ucted two days of classes for Bahamian students on the Economics of Liberty from an Austrian perspective. His lectures stimulated new ideas about the benefits of free markets, as they encourage economic growtha nd improvements to living s tandards for all. Recommendations In other words, a s hortterm goal of a cut of 75 basis points in the prime rate might have no impact on e conomic growth, or it could cause inflation. Unintended consequences, but the realit y of expedient monetary policy. T he Government should take the longer view and curtail spending, lower taxe s, stop piling on regulations and wait for the uneasiness o f the entrepreneurial class t o fade so the economy can grow as a result of wealth creation as opposed to w ealth redistribution. BUSINESS PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.181.180.000.1550.0807.66.78% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6400.200-16.6 1.88% 7.504.40Bank of Bahamas6.946.940.000.2130.10032.61.44% 0.530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0470.09057.43.33% 1.961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 11.938.48Cable Bahamas8.488.480.004001.0580.3108.03.66% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.802.55-0.252,5380.4380.0405.81.57% 8 .338.33Commonwealth Brewery8.338.330.000.0000.0000.00.00% 7.006.00Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.886.880.000.4960.26013.93.78% 2 .191.90Consolidated Water BDRs1.741.870.130.1110.04516.82.41% 2.541.31Doctor's Hospital1.381.380.000.0740.11018.67.97% 5.994.75Famguard5.405.400.000.4460.24012.14.44% 9.005.65Finco6.006.000.000.7570.0007.90.00% 9.858.25FirstCaribbean Bank8.608.600.000.4940.35017.44.07% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.505.500.005,1530.4350.16012.62.91% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. 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BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 11B TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer NEW YORK The dollar gained Wednesday as many investors thought Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke downplayedt he possibility of a new program of support right now for the economy. The Fed had enacted a $600 billion bond-buying pro-g ram last year, known as quantitative easing, as an e xtra boost to the economy. The program ends this month. The bond purchases were m eant to hold down longterm interest rates, but lower r ates tend to cut demand for a currency. The dollar has dropped about 10 percent against a group of six major currencies since last August, when Bernanke first laid out plans for the bond buying. In afternoon trading, the euro fell to $1.4376 from$ 1.4416 late Tuesday. The B ritish pound dropped to $1.6085 from $1.6246, and the dollar rose to 80.32 Japanese y en from 80.13 yen. While the Fed said the e conomy was growing more slowly than it had expected, it didn't announce any extra stimulus efforts to boost the economy. Bernanke added t hat policymakers would review such a program in thef uture, but that the economy h ad improved and the risk of deflation had lessened since plans for asset purchases were first suggested last August. H e "downplayed" the p rospect of a new round of bond-buying to boost the economy, said BMO Capital Markets analyst Sal Guatieri. But other analysts said all m easures were still on the t able because of worries about the recovery's health. "There's immense uncer tainty over the economy," s aid David Gilmore of Foreign Exchange Analytics in E ssex, Conn. That "could get u s back to the point of cons idering further stimulus. ... There's no way you can rule out QE3." ''QE3" is the popular shorthand for what wouldb e the third round of Fed b ond purchases, or quantitative easing, to support the economy. While the dollar gota bump Wednesday, it has slid s teadily over the past year d espite major crises overseas, including a debt crisis in Europe and a devastating earthquake in Japan. Low interest rates in the U.S. and uncertainty over sluggish eco n omic growth and high unemp loyment have nipped demand for the U.S. currency. Central banks overseas have already starting raising rates. The Fed said Wednesday that the country's main inter e st rate, the federal funds rate, w ould probably stay near zero for a long time to support the slower-than-expected economic recovery. The centralb ank cut its forecast for econ omic growth this year to 2.7 percent to 2.9 percent. That's down from its April estimate of 3.1 percent to 3.3 percentg rowth. B ernanke said Wednesday that problems in the economy including weakness in the banking sector and the housing market "may be stronger and more persistent than wet hought." I n other trading Wednesday, the dollar edged up to 97.23 Canadian cents from 97.15 Canadian cents, but dropped to 0.8392 Swiss franc from 0.8406 Swiss franc. FEDERALRESERVECHAIRMAN: Ben Bernanke. Dollar gains as Bernanke downplays extra support NEW YORK Grain and bean prices fell sharply Wednesday as speculators rushed to sell of contracts because of worries that warmer weather could result in larger crops. Corn for December delivery fell 30 cents, the maximum amount allowed under exchange tradi ng rules, to settle at $6.775 a bushel. November soybeans fell 18.5 cents to $13.3025 a bushel. Wheat for September delivery was down 36 cents to $6.3825. Agricultural contracts have been falling this week based on reports that warmer weather could improve this year's harvest, easing concerns over a supply crunch. Worries over tight supplies have prompted investors to bid up futures contracts for corn, wheat and soybeans to h istoric levels. Grain, bean prices drop as speculators back out
BUSINESS PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Dear Editor, I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to the recent comments attributed to Minister Laing with regard to theB ahamas participation in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA [June 21] date. I was also quoted in the article and have resorted to writing, as I have been disappointed by the editorial liberty exercised in shaping positions to appear a dversarial and sensational. The reality, for me and others that have been monitoring this agreement and its implementation, is that there has been 'a lot that the Government has been doing. We are well aware of the efforts towards Customs Management R eform, the consultations on competition policy (antitrust government procurement and the recent initiatives to liberalise and legislate matters under our National Investment Policy, as well as the adjustments to the Tariff Act as reflected in o ur recent Budget. These efforts and many othe rs are good for the Bahamas, and do indeed support our compliance with what has become best international practice, and certainly help in our preparation to continue our accession to full membership w ithin the World Trade Organisation. T hese positive efforts aside, however, only tell half of the story, and if we subtract the Ministers positive spin, what we find is a disjointed, uncoordinated national trade policy that has had limited private sect or engagement and no input from Civil Society. The Minister claims that the recent meetings in Barbados and St Lucia had nothing to do with the Bahamas. That statement alone is incredible as they were the first meetings of the parties signatory to the EPA since the agreement was signed. It is not the last meeting, but certainly it was an important meeting, and we should have been in attendance to advise our partners on our efforts thus far, which he so comprehensively alluded to inh is statement. The meeting was also the forum in which member states and the collective CARIFORUM group advised as to what additional technical and financial support would be required to implement the agreement. The absence to this fully-funde d meeting could only be interpreted two ways, either arrogance or a lack of commitment to our first negotiated trade agreement as an independent Bahamas. I agree with the Minister as regards the Bahamian offer on services, except that the serv ices offer should have been presented to CARIFORUM (our partners be put across at the Trade Development Committee. But again we did not attend, and the services offer has not been tabled. There is blame that can b e attributed to the slow processes of the CARIFOR UM Group and the fact that they have not had regular meet ings since signing the EPA, but ultimately I believe that we are responsible and should have been proactive. The Bahamas has circulated t he document, but had we attended the meeting and the C ARIFORUM caucus (preparatory meeting the meetings with the Europeans, the Bahamas offer would have been approved, tabled and, barring any difficulties, it would have been a ccepted in the meeting (even if we then opted to not attend). There are still options on the table for the Honorable Minister, but to not acknowledge a missed opportunity is to mislead a private sector that should know better and that continues to depend on the benefits made available under this agreement. To this point, the minister has the option to wait for another meeting or write to the CARIFORUM Secretariat and the EU, and say they want to submit formally their schedule or market access commitments ons ervices and investment for inclusion in the EPA. After which, the EU will circulate it to its members and give one month for comments or objections, etc. Then, and only then, it can be adopted. If Minister Laing wishes, I am available to assist i n providing the details. I encourage the Honourable Minister to read Article 11 of the Agreement, which outlines the rules of procedure if there is some misunderstanding of my view. Furthermore, I would urge Minister Laing and his staff to remember that we n egotiate as members of the CARIFORUM Group. This group approach undoubtedly has its challenges, but there is a protocol and a diplomacy that is not currently being exercised and an opportunity to lead that is not being r ealised. I speak specifically to our d eclining the opportunity to chair the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED appearance from the meeting (we joined by teleconference after lunch. O ur continuing lack of engagement within these g roups that we continue to fund with each annual Budget does not bode well for the trade policy of the Bahamas, and showsa deliberate disdain for other CARICOM and CARIFORUM states and a process to w hich we have committed. I remain a willing partner to the Ministry, and will continue my efforts in my private capacities to ensure that we get the maximum benefits from these agreements for the private sec tor of yhe Bahamas. Yours truly, Hank O. Ferguson Disjointed trade policy bodes ill X LETTERS TO THE EDITOR T rade economist Hank Ferguson, a key private sector adviser, reveals his f ears over the Bahamas approach to international trade agreements
By JEFF ARAH GIBSON T ribune Features W riter T HE Youth Ministry of the Church of God of Prophecy, is on a mission to search res cue and recover all young people with their annual Youth Revival. 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Th e w o r d "C a t ec h i st h as i t s r oo t s in t h e G r e e k w o r d C a t e c h e o w h i c h m ean s t o ec h o o r t o t eac h o r al l y a n d in t h e E a r l y C h u r c h t h e r e w e r e w e l l o r g a n i s e d c a t e c h i s t s s c h o o l s p r e s i d e d o ver b y c el eb r at e d C a t ec h i st s o r t h e ol o gi an s w h o i ns t r u ct ed t h e f ai t h f u l o n t h e t ea c hi n gs o f t h e C hu r c h an d i t s L i t u r g y t h r o u g h e m p h a s i s i n t h e W o r d a n d S a c r a m e n t s In Th e B aham as, bef ore t he 1960s, a nu mber of pari shes, espec ial ly in th e f amil y isl ands di d no t h ave a r e s i d e n t pr iest I n t h ese c ases, t h e cat ec hi st co nd u c t e d M o r n i n g P r a y e r a n d E v e n i n g P rayer o n S und ays, an d w as r e s p o n s i b l e f or t h e gene ral ad mi ni st rat io n o f th e c h u r ch, t he vis it ati on o f t he sic k, mai nt ain ing of good o r d e r an d f ulf il led o th er adm in ist rat ive du ti es wi th in t he p arish Th e Cat ech ist al so t augh t th e Cat ec his m f r om th e Bo ok o f C om mon P rayer to you ng paris hio ners an d b uri ed t h e dead T o d a y w it h im p ro v ed t r an sp o r t a t i o n u p g r a d e d r o a d s a n d a i r t r a v e l e a c h p ar i sh h as a p ar is h p r ie st h o w ev er so m e f a mi l y is l an d p ar i sh es h av e mo r e t h a n o n e c o n g r e g a t i o n T h e r e f o r e w h i l e s o me o f t h e r es p o ns i b il i t i es o f t h e ca t ec h i st h av e b ee n r ed u c ed w h en t h e p r ie st i s at an o t h er c h u r ch as t h e l ea di n g l ay p ers o n t h e c at ec h is t s t i ll p er f o rm s m an y o f t he se f u n c t i o n s. 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The T ribune PG 28 Thursday June 23, 201 1 RELIGION I N C E LE B R A TI O N o f t h e th e i r 6 4 t h w e d d i n g a n n i v e r s a r y R e v D r Earle Francis, Sr Pastor of First Baptist Church, and his "Sweet Potato" Dr Marjorie Francis, will renew their wed ding vows before family and friends on Sunday June 26 at 11.30am the First Baptist Church sanctuar y It was June 29th 1947 at 6am at the Salem Baptist Church, then located on Pa r l ia m en t S tr e et t h at t h e F r an c i s were first joined together in holy matri mony by the late Rev Enoch Beckford. This union gave birth to 13 childr en; two of whom have predeceased the couple. ANNIVERSAR Y Since their 50th wedding anniver sar y the couple has held a service each year to renew their vows. Many other couples from the ministr y joined them in the commitment ceremony Br o Garth Cur r y and his wife Deaconess Berthalee Cur r y have joined the Earle and Sweet Potato' for the past fourteen years. BLESSED Thank God for the legacy of mar riage and ministry; sixty-four years of marriage today and forty-seven years of ministr y According to the anniver sary celebrants, the secr et to a good m a r r i a g e i s c o m m u n i c at i o n s h a r i n g and much love. R E V E A R L E F R A N C I S & SW E E T P OT A TO C E L E B R A T E 6 4 T H W E D D I N G A N N I V E R S A R Y REV DR Earle Francis, Sr Pastor of First Baptist Chur ch, and his "Sweet Potato" Dr Marjorie Francis. T H E S E C O N D A n nu a l N a t i o n a l S ou l win n ers co nf erenc e wi ll be h eld fr o m W ed nesd ay Ju ne 2 9 t o Sat ur day Ju l y 1 at Kemp Ro ad M in is tri es. Th e co n feren ce i s b e i n g p r o d u c e d b y t h e N a t i o n a l S ou l win n ers Net wo rk a n d wi ll b e ho st ed b y Rev Ivan F Bu tl e r Jr S en io r P a s to r o f Kemp Ro ad M i ni str ies. Th e th eme of th e Con f e r ence i s "Let' s Go ". C hr ist ian b eli evers fro m c hu r c h e s t h r o u gho u t Ne w P rovi d e n ce an d so me U. S. st ates w il l b e i n atten d ance. Del eg at es wi ll b e equ i pp ed fo r eff e c ti v e s ou lw in n in g and wi ll at ten d m o rn i ng an d eveni n g sessi on s, w h e r e th ey wi ll learn t he b asics o f evangel i sm. Cl asses wil l be tau g h t b y certi fi ed trai n ers an d p e r so ns co mpl eti n g th e trai ni n g wi ll grad uat e an d be certi fi ed as t rain ed so u lwi n n e r s. Th e co ur se wi ll co ns ist o f l ectu r e s il l ust rati o ns and o n -t he-j o b trai ni n g. Th e p urp o se o f th e co n feren ce i s t o pr o d u c e li fest yle evangel ist s and to pr e p a r e b eli ev er s fo r a hu ge en d -t ime harvest o f s ou ls L e c t u r e r s fo r th e class es are p ast or A l fr e d S t e w a r t Pa st o r Ar ling ton R ahm ing a nd Bi sh op W al ter S Han chel l. Exci ti n g evangeli sti c servi ces wil l b e h e l d wit h an o in ted p r eachers and p ow erfu l testi mo ni es. Past o r Ivan B ut ler Jr Dr T ejad o W Han ch ell an d Pas to r Bu rto n L ock h art wi ll be th e keyn ot e sp eakers fo r th e eveni n g sessi on s. T he p u bli c is in vi ted to atten d an d regis trat io n i s ne ede d only for per soxns a tte n ding the tr a i n in g s e s sio n s. Fo r fu rt her i nf or m a t i o n call 32 5-5801 or e-mail: n atio n a l sou lwi nn e r s @ g m a i l c o m N A TI ON AL SOUL WINNERS C O NF E RENCE
By P A TRICIA JOHNSON-PRA TT Jo hn 13: 3 5 says "By t his shall all men k no w t hat ye are m y d isciples, if ye have lo ve on e to an ot her". T h e r e are many def init ion s f or t he w o r d lo ve b ut I will f oc us o n th is o ne wh i c h says th at love is the disp layi n g o f s t r o ng em ot i o ns and aff ect ion fo r an ind ividu al. S aying I love you o r t hat I l o v e y o u w i t h th e l ov e of G od h a s bec om e so c ommo n n ow a d ays bu t t o n o e f f ec t. Fa mi lie s are d e st ro ye d b ec a u se o f a la c k o f lo v e, ou r mu rd e r ra te is h i gh er t h an e ver b ec au s e t h e lo ve f o r h u ma n b ei ng s is a lmo s t n o n ex ist e nt Th e n a ti o n is in a st at e o f law les sn es s b e c au se t he re is n o l o ve. J ea lo u sly h at re d ad u l te ry fo r n ic a ti o n a nd h o mo s exu a lit y t o me nt i o n a f ew h a ve b ec o m e th e o r de r o f t h e d ay T h e r e is an in f es t at io n o f u n go d lin e ss i n o u r c hu r c he s, h o m es, sc h o ol s an d c o m mu n i ti es al l b ec a u se Go d h as b ee n p u t o n t h e b ac k b u rn er an d in so m e c as es t ak e n o u t o f t he p i c tu r e all t o ge t h er W hen Moses wen t o n t he t op of Mt' Sin ai he was given 10 c omman dmen ts all of wh ich were very sp ecial and impo rt a n t to God h owever a co up le of t hem really sto od ou t t o me. On e In p ar t i c u l a r was th e seco nd c omman dmen t whic h says "love yo ur n eighbo ur as yo u d o you rself, f or th ere is no oth er co mmand men t great er th an t hese'. (Mark 12: 31 ). Bear in m ind t hat a neigh bo ur d oes no t h ave to b e someo ne you l ive n ext t o. I believe p eop le who we co me int o c on t a c t with d aily are also c on sidered neigh bo urs. T he word o f God i n ( M a t t h e w 2 5 : 4 0 ) says t hat "in as muc h as yo u have d o n e i t u n t o t h e l e a s t o f t h e s e m y b re t h r en ye have d on e it un to me". In as mu ch as you have expressed love t o a n o t h e r feed th e p oor sheltere d the h omeless, p rayed f or and with t he h op eless an d so o n. T heo logian s teac h on th e th ree kin ds o f love, and how t hey are exp r essed I will t ou ch on t hem a a lit tle 1. P hilia t his is a lo ve based o n frien dsh i p an d br o t h erly l o ve, w e are su ppo se t o have t his lo ve o ne f or ano th er 2. Er o s love th at d isplays passio n and ro manc e for a girlf riend b oyfrien d, hu sband o r wife. An d f inally t her e s A g a p e love wh ich is t he lo ve of Go d t hat is u nc on dit ion a l a love t hat loves, expec ting no thin g in r e t u rn It clearly soars ab ove t he first two th at w e r e ment ion ed. W e are livin g in a time w h e r e th e love of many h as waxed co ld, p eop le are no w m ore th an ever c on c e r ned with t hemselves rat her than t he n eed of ot hers, I c all it a sp irit of selfish n ess t hat has crep t in u nawares. A s lo ng as I have and my family is st raight I c ou ld c a r e less abo ut th e have no t' s. Man y believers h ave t aken on th is selfish sp irit and i t is in deed c ripp ling th e c h u r ch T he c hurc h is sup po sed to be a p lace of love, t ransf ormat ion healin g, an d acc ept anc e b ut if t he ch urc h is cripp led we are clo ser t o dest ruc tion than o ne c an imagin e. W e a re a t a p lac e no w wh en ev en c h ild r e n ar e cl ai min g t o b e an o in t e d an d a b le t o di sc er n t h e t i mes E ver y w h e r e y o u go so m eo n e h a s a d is c ern i n g sp ir it n ow t h ey m ay h ave a sp i rit b ut I'm n o t s u re it i s to d i s c e r n I sa y t h i s b ec a u se yo u h av e p e ople w ho com e to the hous e of G od S u n d ay af t er S u nd a y b r ok e n h u n gr y i n a st a t e o f d e pr es sio n p eo p le wh o h a ve gi ve n u p o n li fe w h o l ac k t h e f e eli n g of b eing lo ved p eriod and u nf or t u n a t e l y t h ey l eav e t h e sam e wa y b ec a us e n o o n e is a b le t o d i sc er n t h ei r ne ed N ow In some cases we k no w the n eeds o f o th ers yet still t urn a b lind eye b ut we c all o urselves ch il d ren o f th e mo st h i gh Go d, h ow c an we dec lare th i s witho ut lo ve an d God is in f act LOV E. God loves u s so muc h an d desires t hat we lo ve on e an ot her; love is so p owerf ul it co nq uers all. It h eals, it c omf ort s, it shin es li gh t, it r e s t o r es an d it makes us who le, God s lo ve is t ruly amazin g. T he scrip tu re says in (John 15:1314) g r eater love hath no man than th is, th at a man lay d own his life f or h is frien ds. 1 4 : Y e are my frien ds if you keep my c omman dmen ts") (1 Corint hian s 13:13) says t hat no w ab ideth t hese th ree: f aith h op e and lo ve. B u t t h e g r e a t e s t o f t h e s e i s l o v e W ith ou t lo ve we are ab solu tely n ot hin g. S howin g l o ve do es n ot mea n pu tt ing yo ur han d in to you r po ck et all t he t ime, lo ve so metimes r e q u i r es a listen ing ear a sh ould er to cry o n o r maybe ev en just a h ot meal, p eop le somet imes ju st n eed to h ear th at th ey are loved or th at you are p rayi n g f or t hem, t hat you are th ere f or t hem. S t T ho mas Aq uin as d efin es love as to will th e goo d of ot hers" Do you lo ve th ose wh o su rrou nd you are you c o n c e r n e d e n o u g h t o d o s o m e t h i n g ab out t heir sit uat ion? S omet imes we drif t away f rom God s will co nc ernin g o ur lives and as t his is lo oked as an ac t o f d isob edienc e God st il l loves u s an d f orgives u s t ime and t ime again. Th ere is n oth ing we can do t hat wou ld mak e Go d lo ve us an y less. Go d p rovides m anna and water f or u s i n o u r d e s e r t e x pe r i e nc e s w h a t e v e r t h e n eed He i s t here with t he an swer T hat s h ow muc h he loves you an d me. I en co uraged yo u t od ay to reach out to so meon e in lo ve, and t o d o so with a sinc e r e hear t Go d Bless Y o u The T ribune Thursday June 23, 201 1 PG 29 RELIGION R Y LOVE
T HE FE AST of Cor pu s Ch ri sti is t he ti me to ce l eb ra te t he g ift of the Bo dy o f C hr is t. T he g ift o f liv i ng br e ad is the bl es s i ng of a who le ne w li fe: 1 ) By be l ie v ing in h is de a th ( hi s sa cr ifi ce of fle sh ) an d h is r e s u r r e ctio n ( the ra i si ng of hi s bo dy ) o ur f u t u r e i s ch an g ed for e v e r 2 ) By de v oti ng o ur se l ve s to l iv in g a s Je s us r e q u i r e s a nd d e pe nd ing on hi s tea c hin g for g u ida n ce a n d tr us tin g in the Hol y Sp ir it f or po we r l ife in the pr e se n t i s cha n ge d 3) B y eati ng hi s f les h we acc ept Ch rist int o o ur l ives and b eco me un it ed w it h Him t aki ng i nt o o urs elves t h e t hou ght s and ways of G od. 4) By p art ic ipat i ng i n The Co mmu ni on servi ce we are o f f e r ed a r e m i n d e r a n enco un ter an d a p rom ise of th e f ut ure. It rem ind s us of The Last sup per wh ic h is a ni ght of in ti mac y love, f ri ends hip fo ll ow ed b y t he con f usi on, pai n, anxiet y and un cer tai nt y o f di sc ipl es, wh ile un dersco rin g t he fai t h, tr ust a n d ho pe o f t he L o r d du rin g h is agon y i n t he garden an d on t he cro ss. The Lord i s det ermi ned t o be f ait hf u l. W e are to r emember this when we have to face a tough decision to make or action to take. W e ar e also to speak words of love and assurance, pray for strength, car r y our cross. As we face and endur e the consequences, we may be called to help others to understand our position, or merely to focus on God who is directing us. The Eucharist is also a sacramental e n c o u n t e r w i t h J e s u s C h r i s t a s o u r S a v i o u r a n d r e d e e m e r T h i s i s o u r moment to be at the table too, so that we are both there with the disciples and yet here in our own time. The blood and body the wine and bread, are very r eal elements which make the abstract idea of salvation into concrete experience. Each time we open our mouths or lift our hands at the altar rail, we are saying yes to union with Christ. It is a declaration of faith, an admission of need, and a resolu tion of purpose. On o ur kn e es w e a re in a p os itio n of h u m i l i t y v uln e ra bi li ty a nd de pe n de ncy G od ne v e r d is ap po ints Go d' s g r a ce is s uffi cie n t, an d a l l w ho se e k find b le ss in g a l l w ho as k r e ce iv e b le ss in g a l l wh o k noc k o n the doo r of op po rtu nit y fin d it op en e d to the m Wh e n ne x t y ou re ce i ve so ftly s a y i n y o ur h ea r t: I l ov e y ou L or d; I ne e d y o u L or d; I wa nt to be co me br oke n br e a d a n d pou re d o ut win e for y ou. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against the r ulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph 6:12 The past couple of weeks I have experi enced situations that had me thinking that I stole from the church. It was one thing after the next and often when things hap pen in that way people say "you must have done something to offend God." However what people don't realise or know is the fact that devil has to get per mission to test your faith which says that God is confident in you enough to allow tests and trials to come your way I under stand that. All of us who are apar t of the Kingdom of God are in the fight that's fixed. W e won the fight when Christ's blood was shed on Calvary's cross. The fight is fixed so that we are the victors and not victims. T o further aid us in the fight, God has given us tools to use, tools such as prayer fasting, praise and worship. I know that these tools are not the ones we pr efer at times, but, they do work in bringing us the needed results. Often we go through various situations we feel that we don't deserve or need to go through. W e need to look at those sit uations as a help to the bigger picture that God has for our lives. Even though it doesn' t look or feel good know that it is working out for our good. When the devil comes like a flood, the Bible says Lor d lifts up a standar d against him. Along with the tools God, Himself comes and r escue us. So no matter what we ar e win ners, the Lord has already set it to be so. W h e n t h e K i n g o f A s s y r i a c a m e u p against Hezekiah to fight him. Hezekiah fortified himself and told his people," Be str ong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the King of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him. For ther e be more with us than with him. W ith him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lor d our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves on the wor ds of Hezekiah King of Judah." (II Chr 32) When God is on our side we have nothing to concer n ourselves with, all is well. W e are in a fight that we can not loose, it is not designed for defeat. Now we will only win when we obey God and do what He says that we are to do. Our tools that we have and our God who is on our side is far greater the any of the evil forces that come up against us. I would be r emiss if I do not say that the trails and the tests comes to make us strong and give us experience. The next time it hap pens we know what to do and it is to help someone get through the same thing(s). The fight is fixed, Jesus died to ensur e that we who are in His kingdom wins. Thank you God for making me a winner The T ribune PG 30 Thursday June 23, 201 1 RELIGION A S TH E say in g go e s On ce i s no t en ou gh th e E rn est S t C h u rch o f Go d of Pro p h ecy Lov e C e n t r e W o m e n s Mi n istry u n d er th e l ead ersh i p o f C h r i sti an a Gi b so n h o sted th e f ath ers o f th i s c h u r c h t o t h eir 2n d F ath er' s Day Lu n c he o n. A fter a sp ec ta cu l ar an d w o n d erfu l ly a no i n ted m o r n in g servi c e le d b y p ast ors J ef f r ey Kn o w le s an d Bra nso n Gi b s o n th e l ad ie s re co gn i sed th e men w it h sp ec i al ty gi ft b ag s, w h ic h in c l ud ed p ac ka ged sw eets, mu gs, p en se ts an d a po em w rit ten b y S is Hel en A ll eyn e. A tri bu t e in d an ce e n ti tle d Th an k s F o r S t ayi n g" p er f o rm e d b y Lean d o Th o mp son fo l lo w ed sh o rtl y aft erw a rd s A s t h e fat he rs e xit ed th e E rne st S t S an ct u ary fo u r wh i te st retc h l i mo u s i n es p u ll ed u p t o c h a u f feu r th em t o t he Harb o ur -S id e A l l In cl u siv e Reso rt R estau ran t l o ca ted o n P arad i se Isla nd Th i s w as tru l y a th ri ll as th e men l in e du p f o r t h eir ad mi ssio n w rist b an ds t o p ro ce ed to th e b u ffe t restau ran t f o r t h eir f ou r co u rse mea l. E v e r yt hi n g w as p erfec t as f ami li es sat to g eth er an d fel lo w sh i pp ed w i th th ei r f ath ers o n th is sp eci al d ay A s so c ie ty p l ace s n e gati ve l ig h t o n fat h ers in o u r c o u nt ry it wa s r e f r esh in g t o se e th i s l ad i es mi ni stry e xp ressin g th e ir grat it ud e t o th e fa th ers th at ma k e a d if f e re n c e The fight that's fixed! ALLISON MILLER Ernest St COGOP Father's Day special F A THERS at the Ernest St Chur ch of God of Prophecy were treated to a special Fathers Day luncheon this past Sunday THE GIF T OF CHRIS T S B OD Y REV ANGELA C BOSFIELD P ALA CIOUS
The T ribune Thursday June 23, 201 1 PG 31 RELIGION T O W A L K t he pa th of ri ght e ousne ss r e q u i r es much st reng t h i n c ha rac te r a nd de dica t ion. One such ma n ha s chose n thi s pa t h t o r e p r e se nt t ha t whi ch is t r ue whi ch is ri ght e ous and whi ch is h o l y O' Ne il K irkpa tri ck Russe ll wa s b o r n on Apri l 14 19 8 7 t o Di ann e a nd G o d f r e y R usse ll. He gre w up i n A bunda nt L if e B ible C hurch whe re he w as a ct iv e in v ari ous mi nist rie s. While a t te ndi ng t he ch urch, he wa s le d to t he L o r d a nd hi s spi ritu al li fe gr e w His c ommit me nt a nd de di ca ti on t o rig hte ousne ss has le d to him to pursue a lif e i n min ist ry a nd a s su ch, he sough t furt he r e duc at io n a t t he P ensa c ola C hrist ia n C olle g e, w he re he g ra dua te d w it h a B ac he lor of Art s in P a stora l M i n i s t r y in June 2 0 0 9. T he Abunda nt L i fe fa mil y inv it e s t he pu blic t o sha re i n t he c e le brat ion a s O'Ne il c ont inue s t o liv e his lif e v e rse (J ohn 3 : 30 ) of de cre a sing se lf so t ha t God ca n be ma gni fi ed a nd g lo rif ie d in h is l if e whe n h e wil l be o r d ai ned t o t he g ospe l minist ry a nd i nsta ll ed a s a n assoc ia t e pa stor of A bunda nt L if e B ible C hurch on Su nday 26 at 3pm. Co-pastors: Cranston Knowles and Gil Maycock will give a char ge and the keynote address will be delivered by senior pastor emeritus Dr Edwar d Allen. O'Neil Kirkpatrick Russell is installed and ordinated into Pastoral Ministr y We need people in order to advance O N E o f t h e b ea u t i es o f li f e i s c al c u la t in g t h e p u r p o s e o f ev e ry o n e t h at h a s ev e r en t er ed o u r li ve s. 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By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org AN HONOUR fitting an athlete of his stature and his subsequent impact on the history of Bahamian track and field, the new $30 million national stadium was named after Thomas A Robinson. This honour fills me with a great sense of immense national pride to be the one person associated with this project since its inception years ago, Robinson said. When I competed around the world, and the days into my retirement, I never thought I would be around to witness this dream become a reality. I had hope when that contract was signed in April of 2005 and I thank God for his healing power and allowing me to be here today. Robinson has been a member of the national stadium committee since the berth of the project and was the first to address the gathering yesterday at the official handover ceremony on the grounds of the stadium. It is a heart-warming experience for me to be honoured in this way and to know that Bahamians will have a constant opportunity to use state-of-the-art facilities such as this one. It is a gift that will continue to reap immeasurable benefits, he said. The Bahamas is noted by its sporting excellence as being a small but mighty nation and a structure like this national stadium adds to the profile of our sporting character. Robinsons groundbreaking career began with his first international competition in 1955 and spanned 15 years, including four Olympic Games appearances. He blazed a trail for generations of great Bahamian athletes to follow which has positively raised the pro file of the Bahamas on the interna tional stage. Robinsons historic win in the 220yard dash at the British Empire Games in Cardiff Wales in 1958 marked a milestone moment for Bahamian track and field. His first international competi tion came in 1955 at the Pan Amer ican Games in Mexico City. Just a year later, he became the first Bahamian to compete in track and field at the Olympic Games in 1956 and won the country's first medal in international competition with a bronze in the 100m at the West Indian Federation Games in 1957. His collegiate highlights at the University of Michigan included nine individual Big Ten Championships in the 100 yards, 220 yards, 60 yards and 300 yards between 1957 and 1962. In 1962, Robinson won the gold in the 100m at the Central American and Caribbean games and a silver medal in the 100 yards at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He became the world indoor record holder in the 300m in 1964 and won his final international medal during the Commonwealth Games in 1966 with a silver medal in the 100 yards. THETRIBUNE SECTIONETHURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 INSIDE T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 2 2 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . BAAA ATHLETE PROFILE JUNIOR NATIONAL COACH HALL MAKING QUITE AN IMPRESSION BASEBALL: ANDRE RODGERS CHAMPS TODAY BSF NA TIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP DA Y 4 RESUL TS SOCCER: US ADVANCES TO THE GOLD CUP FINAL NBA DRAFT IS ALL SET FOR TONIGHT WIMBLEDON: VENUS, NADAL AND RODDICK VICTORIOUS T T U U R R N N T T O O 4 4 & & 5 5 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 6 6 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 6 6 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . . . Sporting ambassador honoured KEY PLAYER: The new $30 million national stadium was named after Thomas A Robinson (shown Felip Major /Tribune staff B y RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter email@example.com Y e ars of anticipation reached its climax for both the Common-w ealth of the Bahamas a nd the Peoples Republic of China as the dream of the state-of-theart national stadium came to fruition. With construction completed, the official handover ceremony yesterday marked the completion of them onumental project after roughly six years of planning and execution. The more than $30 million national stadium is considered to be one of the most unique structures of its kind in the region. P rime Minister Hubert Ingraham l auded the impact the development of sports can have on the Bahamas while offering a brief overview oft he stadiums amenities. The promotion and pursuit of sports and athletics is an integral p art of our national development. I am therefore pleased for the opportunity to accept, on behalf of all the Bahamian people, this state-of-thea rt national stadium, a gift from the Government and people of the Peoples Republic of China to the Bahamian people. The stadium is the jewel in the crown of what will be a thoroughly modern, world-class Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre with facilities extending over some 450 acres. The gift of this stadium by the ChineseG overnment is, I believe, a most generous demonstration of the good relations which have developed between our two governments andp eoples since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1997, he said. This is a wonderful facility from which many generations of Bahami ans will benefit and of which we can a ll be proud. The stadium comprises 1 90,452 square feet. It has 15,000 fixed seats, including sky boxes and a number of seats modified to a ccommodate disabled spectators. The western grandstand and eastern stand have 12,000 and 3,000 seatsr espectively. The stadium, which has a state-of-the-art security surveillance system, has all required a udio/visual equipment installed, two megatrons, and a number of purpose-designed meeting rooms, offices and suites. The running trackw ill be IAAF certified and the infield is FIFA certified. According to the prime minister, the construction of the stadium itself served as a boost to the economy with millions of dollars generated, an impact which will continue to grow a s the stadium is put to use. Goods and services provided by some 113 Bahamian entities includ e d sourcing raw materials cement, f ill, sand, rock, blocks, and concrete, fuel, paint, and electrical supplies, small tools and construction mater i al, heavy equipment rental and trucking. In all, some $9.5 million was i njected into the Bahamian economy over the two-year construction period," he said. This stadium and all the ancil lary work associated with making it f ully operational is an important part of my Governments overall plan for transforming the landscape of New Providence and providing res-i dents and visitors with modern and reliable infrastructure and utility services, inclusive of facilities for recre ation, health and well-being. The new national stadium and world class Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre will also help to augment the u rban redevelopment of the sur rounding areas as well as the enhancement of the emerging Uni v ersity of The Bahamas, he added. T he external works surrounding the national stadium, which include landscaping, replacing and laying i nfrastructure and road rerouting, is scheduled to take an estimated 21 months to complete. H is Excellency Hu Shan, Ambas sador to the Peoples Republic of China, credited the efficient worko f the Shandong Hi-Speed Group in the swift construction of the stadium while foreshadowing the develo pment the stadium can have on the c ountrys sporting and cultural infrastructure. It is a great honour to be able to h and over the national stadium to t he people of the Bahamas from the government of the Peoples Repub l ic of China. The completion of this p roject signifies the diligence of the engineers and technical team from the two countries. Within two years, the team has completed the stadiu m in accordance with international s tandards. The stadium serves as a symbol of support and bi-lateral relations between the two governments anda llows for further ventures between the countries," he said. The Bahamas is a leading count ry in sports, not only in the C aribbean but in the world per capita. With the stadium will come an enhancement in sports tourism and e nhance bi-lateral relations in sports and culture between our countries. Despite the completion of cons truction, a skeleton crew of approx i mately 20 Chinese workers will remain in the Bahamas for one year to perform maintenance and facili-t ate the transition period. Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Charles Maynard said the n ational stadium is the single largest investment in sports devel opment in the history of the Bahamas. It is indicative of the bond between the two nations. For years, we patiently observed as this supers tructure quietly sprung up from the earth. The Government of the B ahamas is mindful of the promise of Bahamian athletes and also the prospective opportunity to bring even more elite athletes to ours hores, Maynard said. Already the government has had conversations with Federation Inter nationale de Football Association (FIFA 2014 qualifying matches here in theB ahamas at the new stadium, as well as friendly matches while the BAAA, who are expected to be the primary beneficiaries of the new stadium, is expected to host top flight events in the near future. Its official: National stadium handed over YESTERDAYS HANDOVER: His Excellency Hu Shan, ambassador to the Peoples R epublic of China, presents Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham with a special plaque yesterday during the official handover ceremony of the $30 million Thomas A R obinson National Stadium. A number of government ministers look on. Felip Major /Tribune staff
SPORTS PAGE 2E, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS QUINTEN Hall is making quite an impression in his newr ole as a coach. Now the junior national coach and an assistant on the mens national team, Hall was one of 19 persons who recently graduated from the US Olympic Committee (USOCt he International Olympic Committees (IOC Solidarity department and the University of Delaware (UD third edition of the International Coaching Enrichment C ertification Programme (ICECP T he graduation took place o n May 3 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The coaches b egan the programme in Sept ember, 2010 and represent 19 countries, five continents and eight sports. The ICECP is offered to N ational Olympic Committees (NOCs c onsists of lectures, guest s peakers, participant presen tations, group work and field t rips which are spread among f our modules, including an apprenticeship with a US n ational team or college team. As a part of the fourth and final module, all 19 graduates presented final projects to the I CECP Academic Board at t he IOC headquarters in Lausanne last week. T he keynote speaker for the event was FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu. The objective of the programme is to provide national-level coaches with a pro gramme that develops profic iency in sport sciences, talent identification, athlete development, coaching edu c ation, coaching management, grassroots sport development and ethical aspects of coach i ng at all levels of competition and across multiple sports, with the aim of i mproving national coaching i nfrastructures around the world. This collaborative coachi ng education programme gives the US Olympic Committee the opportunity to e xpand our international partn erships by sharing our r esources and assisting the development of sport worldw ide, said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. The USOC is honoured to b e involved with this import ant coaching initiative. Among the participants to graduate from the programme with honours included Mehran Hatami of Iran and Nargis Anny ofB angladesh. Hatami, an engineer by trade, developed a pro g ramme based on an analyti cal hierarchy process which utilizes five quantitative andq ualitative parameters to e valuate basketball players based on positions. For the first time in Bangladesh history, Annyc onducted a coaching certification course for women swimmers in Bengali. This programme was in addition to Annys mens swimming course. This years candidates d emonstrated the potential and ability to impact sport in their country and to promote the Olympic vision of making the world a better place through sport, said director o f the IECEP and professor of sport management at the U niversity of Delaware, Dr M atthew J Robinson. It was an honour to work w ith the participants, and we g reatly appreciate the support of Olympic Solidarity, the National Olympic Committees of the candidates count ries and the International Federations. O ther activities undertake n by the ICECP coaches during the last module in Laus anne included visiting the O lympic Museum, meeting with their respective Internat ional Federations and participating in an animated international coaching panel led by Randoald Dessarzin, f ormer coach of the Boncourt B CSwiss basketball league and the Ivory Coast National B asketball Team, Dragomir Cioroslan, three-time Olympic weightlifter, USOC director of international strategies and former head coach of the US National Weightlifting Team, and Bar bara Daniels, the first female s enior executive of the England and Wales Cricket board, former national crick e t player and current coach educator and trainer for Sports Coach UK. Junior national coach Q Hall making quite an impression COACHING: Quinten Hall
B y RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org T ODAY marks the beginning of the premier baseball event in the Bahamas as hundreds of young athletes across t he Bahamas invade the nations second city. The Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF uled to host the 9th Annual Andre Rodgers National Baseball Championships in Freeport, Grand Bahama, with the Grand Bahama Port Authority. While play begins on the field today in each of the six divisions, the BBF also announced the finalists in the following categories to be pre sented during the opening ceremonies when they take place 7pm Friday (June 24 The nominees for the various awards include: M M O O S S T T O O U U T T S S T T A A N N D D I I N N G G H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L P P L L A A Y Y E E R R THEODORE TRAE SWEETING Nassau, NP B ahamas JBLN CHAD BURROWS Nassau, NP Bahamas JBLN JEROME JONES F reeport, Grand Bahama LEGACY M M O O S S T T O O U U T T S S T T A A N N D D I I N N G G H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L P P I I T T C C H H E E R R CHAD BURROWS Nassau, NP Bahamas JBLN ALEX ROBERTS Bimini, Bahamas BIMINI PEREZ KNOWLES Freeport, Grand Bahama GBLL M M O O S S T T O O U U T T S S T T A A N N D D I I N N G G C C O O L L L L E E G G E E P P L L A A Y Y E E R R DESMOND RUSSELL Freeport, Grand Bahama LEGACY LYNDEN PINDLING III Nassau, NP Bahamas JBLN CHRIS FOX Nassau, NP Bahamas FREEDOM FARM M M O O S S T T O O U U T T S S T T A A N N D D I I N N G G C C O O L L L L E E G G E E P P I I T T C C H H E E R R DESMOND RUSSELL Freeport, Grand Bahama L EGACY SEAN ALBURY Nassau, NP Bahamas FF* Drafted by the Milwaukee B rewers Teams registered for the tournament in each divisionr ange from seven islands Abaco, Bimini, Grand Bahama, Inagua, New Provi dence, Long Island and Eleuthera The nine member leagues include the All Abaco Baseball League, Bimini Baseball League, Grand Bahama Little League, Grand Bahama Amateur Baseball Association, Inagua Baseball League, Junior Baseball League of Nassau, Legacy Baseball League, Long Island Baseball League, Spanish Wells Base ball League. B B B B F F N N a a t t i i o o n n a a l l C C h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s h h i i p p s s s s c c h h e e d d u u l l e e p p r r e e v v i i e e w w : : Thursday, June 23 Games begin @ 9am at both venues: LEGACY YMCA FIELD & GRAND BAHAMA PARK Friday, June 24 Games begin @ 9am OPENING C EREMONIES @ 7pm at GRAND BAHAMA PARK Friday, June 24 OPEN I NG CEREMONIES O PENING GAME @ 8:30pm 16-18 DIVISION (BIMINI VS GB Amateur BaseballA ssoc) Saturday, June 25 Games begin @ 9am at both venues: LEGACY YMCA FIELD & GRAND BAHAMA PARK Sunday, June 26 Bronze M edal Games: 10am All 6 D ivisions Sunday, June 26 GOLD Medal Games: 12pm All 5D ivisions Sunday, June 26 GOLD Medal Game: 25&Under Division: 3pm B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L E E D D A A R R M M B B R R I I S S T T E E R R S S U U M M M M E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E THE Ed Armbrister Baseb all League will conduct p layers registration and tryo ut 10am to 1pm Saturday at Windsor Park for all players age 10 and up who wish to play in the Ed Armbrister Baseball Leagues summerl eague which begins July 2. P layers without a team will be assigned to a team after the registration and tryout. All interested players are asked to wear proper playing pants, tops and shoes, and b ring any available baseball g loves and bats. For more information, send your email to email@example.com orc all the Ed Armbrister Baseb all League 24-Hour Hotline at 327-5238. V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L B B A A C C K K T T O O B B A A S S I I C C S S C C A A M M P P T he 7th annual Jackie Conyers Back-To-Basics Volleyball Camp in conjunction w ith the BVF is slated to commence on June 23 (Thursdayf ive days which will end June 2 7 (Monday daily sessions 9am to 3pm at Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Coach Del Hughes, coach Arlene Hughes from Atlanta and coach Vanessa Henryw ill be special guest coaches. Del Hughes is a graduate of Albany State University. He is the former head coach of the Womens USA Open C hampionship bronze medal team. He is also an USAO lympic Pipeline High Per formance Coach and head coach of the 18 Open South-e rn regional semi-finalist. P resently, he serves as the director/CEO of Atlanta Boom Volleyball Institute,a nd coach of the 18s Dia mond team. The camp will move to Bimini June 28.T hen on to Exuma June 30 to July 1 and Abaco July 2. S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L B B A A N N K K E E R R S S S S C C H H E E D D U U L L E E Saturdays schedule 10:30am FCIB vs Citi Bank Noon BAF vs CMC 1:30pm RBC vs Colina 3pm Scotiabank vs Bank of the Bahamas V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L B B S S C C S S J J A A S S O O N N S S A A U U N N D D E E R R S S V V O O L L L L E E Y Y B B A A L L L L T T O O U U R R N N E E Y Y THE Baptist Sports Coun cil has announced that it will hold the 2011 Jason Saunders Volleyball Classic Saturday (July 2 Gymnasium. Saunders, a director in the league, is being honoured for his long and dedicated ser vice to the sport. Not only has Saunders played the sport in the league, but he also coached and assisted in its organisation. He is now coaching at the national level. The league will feature the men, women and 17-andunder divisions. Interested persons can contact league president Brent Stubbs at 502-2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. B B S S C C S S J J E E F F F F E E R R Y Y B B U U R R N N S S I I D D E E C C Y Y C C L L I I N N G G C C L L A A S S S S I I C C THE Baptist Sports Coun cil has announced that the 2011 Jeffery Burnside Cycling Classic is slated to take place Saturday (July 9 National Cycling Track at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Burnside, a former direc tor of the league, is being recognised for his long and dedicated service to the sport. He was a former national cycling champion. Categories for the event, starting at 10am, are male and female masters, open, 19and-under, 15-and-under, 10and-under and five-andunder. Interested persons can contact league president Brent Stubbs at 502-2363 or bstub email@example.com for more details. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 3E SPORTS IN BRIEF S o me of the top Bahamian athletes are expected to compete in the 2 011 BTC National Open Track and Field Championships at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex this weekend. Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA tions officer Alpheus Hawk Finlayson puts todays profile spotlight on middle distance runner ONeil Williams. He is one of the best middle distance runners the Bahamas has ever p roduced. He attended L W Young Secondary School and Benedict College. O Neil Williams has made several national teams and finished in a high position in this years Sunshine Marathon Bahamas. He finished second in the half-marathon. In May, Williams broke one of the oldest Bahamian records on the books. He ran 14:00:54 to demolish the competition. The former record of 14:43.6 was held by Philip Watkins of Grand Bahama since 1986. Athlete Profile N ational Open Track & Field Championships IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ONeil Williams On the mound: Andre Rodgers championships to start today Olympic Day WINNERS WOMENS 46-59 WINNERS: Shown (l-rthird ouza (championrunner-up MENS 16-25 WINNERS: Shown (l-rthirdwinner and Keiary McKenzie (runner-up Bahamas Olympic Committee.
SPORTS PAGE 4E, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS National Swimming Championships DAY 4 RESULTS G G i i r r l l s s 9 9 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 McCarroll, Zoe N 10 DSC-BA 3:09.91 3:05.26 2 Campbell, Celia M 10 SBSC 3:14.29 3:13.01 3 Higgs, Lilly L 10 SWIFT-BA 3:25.41 3:13.81 4 Albury, Lauren D 10 Ligntning-ZZ 3:45.22 3:21.29 5 Longley, Sian C 10 BSC 3:31.67 3:29.05 6 Stamp, Virginia A 9 BSC 3:48.06 3:29.70 7 Major, Alaunte B 9 BSC 3:35.40 3:32.08 8 Pinder, Amber M 9 BSC 3:28.76 3:33.94 9 Wallace-Ferguson 9 BSC 4:05.21 3:40.49 10 Martin, Tenniya D9 Blue Marlins 3:49.17 3:40.78 11 Reed, Charlotte L 10 SWIFT-BA 3:48.88 3:40.97 12 Armbrister, Vashley 10 ORCA 3:31.07 3:44.07 13 Burrows, Jenna C 9 BSC 3:48.43 3:44.90 14 William, Samantha10 Abaco Swim 4:06.74 3:49.17 15 Russell, Victoria E 10 SWIFT-BA 3:50.60 3:50.39 16 Johnson, Jaina L 9 SBSC 3:56.56 3:51.19 17 Kemp, Kacey A 9 SWIFT-BA 3:57.71 3:51.67 18 Tynes, Serena N 9 BSC 3:46.59 3:53.34 -Thompson, A 10 SBSC 4:09.56 DQ -Scriven, Taja M 10 SBSC 3:53.02 NS G G i i r r l l s s 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 Sturrup, Simone R 12 SWIFT-BA 2:43.86 2:44.74 2 Allen, Tremaine T 12 SWIFT-BA 2:46.64 2:45.93 3 Higgs, Albury A 11 SWIFT-BA 2:52.61 2:46.58 4 Weech, Andreas T 12 SBSC 2:48.58 2:50.61 5 Scriven, Nia C 12 SBSC 2:59.19 3:04.18 6 Albury, Shannon P 12 Ligntning-ZZ 3:20.21 3:04.73 7 Lloyd, Keitra A 11 SBSC 3:01.55 3:06.15 8 Roberts, Jerniqua A 12 SBSC 3:18.70 3:08.23 9 Thompson, Maya A 12 SWIFT-BA 3:12.15 3:09.72 10 Hernandez, Jade E 12 SBSC 3:18.00 3:12.94 11 McDonald, Gabrielle 11 SBSC 3:27.37 3:13.62 12 Wallace, Mia A 12 SBSC 3:16.32 3:13.86 13 Higgs, Rebekah A 11 Abaco Swim 3:18.30 3:19.78 B B o o y y s s 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e 1 Holmberg, Nick B12 SWIFT-BA12:27.0510:42.04 2 Bowe, Clement A11SBSC 11:23.1110:51.39 3 Greene, Gershwin S12 BSC 12:28.1811:08.38 4 Cox, Tyrique J 12 SBSC 11:14.86 11:11.23 5 Fitzgerald, Jared K 12 SBSC 12:14.72 12:00.15 6 Sands, Alec R 11 SWIFT-BA 13:06.41 12:45.47 B B o o y y s s 1 1 3 3 1 1 4 4 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e 1 Moses, Zach T 13 SWIFT-BA 18:27.77 18:48.08 2 Lloyd, Keith J 14 SBSC 19:29.25 19:09.02 3 Roberts, Meshach B13 BSC 19:40.34 19:35.14 4 Bowe, Cedric A 13 SBSC 20:58.07 20:22.29 5 Bastian, Drew E 13 BSC 22:32.07 20:42.53 6 Mortimer, Dwayne J 1 3 SBSC 22:19.99 22:09.27 B B o o y y s s 1 1 5 5 & & O O v v e e r r 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e 1 Lowe, Matthew D 16 BSC 18:26.75 18:11.62 2 Hernandez Valdes15 SWIFT-BA 18:26.1819:03.14 3 Leite, Lucas 26 SBSC 21:03.20 19:23.04 4 McCarroll, Toby N 16 DSC-BA 20:06.89 20:02.80 5 Armbrister, Jemarco15 SWIFT-BA 22:02.82 20:23.14 6 Gibbs, Dereck M 15 Blue Marlins 20:46.94 20:47.13 7 Cleare, Zarian L 15 DSC-BA 20:51.38 21:13.03 G G i i r r l l s s 9 9 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e 1 McCarroll, Zoe N 10 DSC-BA 5:55.15 5:47.22 2 Campbell, Celia M 10 SBSC 5:56.30 5:58.85 3 Higgs, Lilly L 10 SWIFT-BA 6:37.75 6:00.42 4 Reed, Charlotte L 10 SWIFT-BA 7:02.87 6:26.51 5 Martin, Tenniya D 9 Blue Marlins 6:52.50 6:32.51 6 Longley, Sian C 10 BSC 6:58.28 6:33.38 7 Armbrister, Vashley L 10 ORCA 6:52.42 6:37.09 8 Stamp, Virginia A 9 BSC 7:14.28 6:44.14 9 Russell, Victoria E 10 SWIFT-BA 7:08.33 6:47.82 10 Pinder, Amber M9 BSC 6:48.66 6:48.77 11 Major, Alaunte B 9 BSC 6:53.11 6:50.24 12 Kemp, Kacey A 9 SWIFT-BA 7:06.78 6:53.83 B B o o y y s s 9 9 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e 1 Thompson, Luke-K C 9 SWIFT-BA 6:02.63 5:45.06 2 Morley, Peter G 9 SWIFT-BA 5:49.48 5:51.77 3 Roberts, Joshua D 10 SWIFT-BA 6:31.16 5:58.06 4 Gibson, Samuel A 9 BSC 6:21.38 6:08.72 5 Morris, David F 10 DSC-BA 6:43.14 6:25.74 6 Bastian, Izaak Z 9 BSC 6:42.42 6:26.62 7 Roach, Jacob L 9 SWIFT-BA 7:12.45 6:33.15 8 Laing, Darren I 9 Blue Marlins 7:26.24 6:47.62 9 Pinder, Conner J 9 SWIFT-BA 7:02.58 6:49.66 10 Bevans, Paul A 10 BSC 7:05.81 6:55.14 11 St Rose, Shamar C 9 BSC 7:07.00 7:04.29 12 Burrows, Jaivin J 9 BSC 7:19.29 7:05.54 -Paul, Randy K 10 DSC-BA 6:38.34 DQ B B o o y y s s 8 8 & & U U n n d d e e r r 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 Carey, Davante S 8 BSC 3:42.40 3:28.05 2 Thompson, Mark8 SWIFT-BA 3:53.70 3:29.34 3 Albury, Trent J 8 Abaco Swim 3:41.23 3:42.17 4 Taylor, Lamar C 7 FAC 4:01.15 4:00.31 5 Pinder, Ian X 8 BSC 4:33.00 4:08.20 6 Wood, Ralph III V 8 BSC 4:11.11 4:10.10 7 Ferguson, Rommel A 7 FAC 5:07.72 4:23.02 8 Dames Jr, DeVaughn8 SWIFT-BA 5:21.20 4:32.13 9 Moxey, Troy A 8 BSC 5:09.37 4:47.01 -Colebrooke, Kailen D 7 SWIFT-BA 5:19.44 DQ -Neely, Shawn W 8 ORCA 4:04.77 DQ B B o o y y s s 9 9 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 Bastian, Izaak Z 9 BSC 3:12.75 3:06.83 2 Gibson, Samuel A 9 BSC 3:13.41 3:07.27 3 Morley, Peter G 9 SWIFT-BA 3:09.85 3:12.66 4 Thompson, Luke-K C 9 SWIFT-BA 3:25.10 3:14.22 5 Pinder, Brady D 9 Abaco Swim 3:25.32 3:19.88 6 Morris, David F 10 DSC-BA 3:58.07 3:24.29 7 Neil, Christopher S 9 BSC 3:55.70 3:29.87 8 Roberts, Joshua D 10 SWIFT-BA 3:49.85 3:34.02 9 Bevans, Paul A 10 BSC 3:44.02 3:42.80 10 Roach, Jacob L 9 SWIFT-BA 3:55.82 3:46.15 11 Burrows, Jaivin J 9 BSC 4:04.60 3:49.31 12 Laing, Darren I 9 Blue Marlins 3:53.89 3:50.62 13 Cooper, Dante W 9 DSC-BA 3:54.28 3:55.50 14 St Rose, Shamar C 9 BSC 3:52.70 3:55.69 15 Pinder, Conner J 9 SWIFT-BA 4:04.66 3:56.61 16 Thompson, Luke J 9 SWIFT-BA 4:08.27 3:58.44 17 Strachan, Trent J 10 BSC 3:45.16 3:58.55 18 Thompson, Nathan J 9 SWIFT-BA 4:05.10 3:59.16 19 Gaitor, Tenajh R 10 BSC 4:03.20 4:02.39 -Smith, Kristofer E 10 FAC 4:02.47 NS B B o o y y s s 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 Holmberg, Nick B 12 SWIFT-BA 2:55.01 2:44.94 2 Bowe, Clement A 11 SBSC 2:46.88 2:46.74 3 Fitzgerald, Jared K 12 SBSC 2:55.99 2:49.95 4 Greene, Gershwin S 12 BSC 3:05.04 2:50.79 5 Cox, Tyrique J 12 SBSC 2:55.69 2:56.97 6 Carey, Dante A 12 Blue Marlins 3:10.65 2:58.33 7 Coakley, Kadyn A 12 SBSC 3:03.31 2:58.38 8 Levarity, Andre J 12 Ligntning-ZZ 3:15.19 3:03.89 9 Hepburn, Malik A 11 SBSC 3:02.99 3:04.35 10 Fernander, N'Nhyn 12 BSC 3:17.66 3:09.23 11 Sands, Alec R 11 SWIFT-BA 3:19.05 3:13.70 12 Rahming, Nicholas J 11 SWIFT-BA 3:14.90 3:16.93 13 Albury, Miller M 11 Abaco Swim 3:21.11 3:21.33 14 Riley, Cameron 11 BSC 3:21.90 3:25.52 15 Chea, Llando M 11 SWIFT-BA 3:25.27 3:32.19 -Mackenzie, Justin J 12 BSC 3:12.26 DQ G G i i r r l l s s 1 1 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 Morley, Laura J 14 SWIFT-BA 2:29.48 2:34.56 2 Smith, Taryn N 14 Ligntning-ZZ 2:42.76 2:34.97 3 Carey, Alaena D 14 SBSC 2:58.03 2:49.41 4 Thompson, Celine T 13 SWIFT-BA 3:10.63 2:51.51 5 Reed, Doran G 13 SWIFT-BA 2:53.87 2:53.53 6 Campbell, Leslie S 13 SBSC 2:51.81 2:57.10 7 Williams, Jacinda A 14 SBSC 2:54.13 2:57.39 8 Davis, Janae A 14 SBSC 3:03.68 2:57.41 9 Bevans, Jourdan A 13 BSC 2:50.90 2:59.39 10 Lowe, Abigail H 14 SWIFT-BA 2:49.39 3:03.39 11 Rahming, Crystal C 14 SWIFT-BA 2:58.47 3:03.69 -Neil, Courtney H 13 BSC 3:19.60 DQ G G i i r r l l s s 1 1 5 5 & & O O v v e e r r 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r I I M M 1 Lightbourn, McKayla 18 SWIFT-BA 2:20.85 2:20.12 2 Dillette, Alana K 23 SWIFT-BA 2:22.07 2:26.09 3 Chaplin, Jenna L 20 SWIFT-BA 2:35.35 2:34.34 4 Weech, Ariel T 19 SBSC 2:50.88 2:36.53 5 Saunders, Je'Nae K 16 BSC 2:38.36 2:36.94 6 Crispo, Miriam E 17 BSC 2:39.40 2:41.06 7 Albury, Maya K 16 Ligntning-ZZ 2:44.19 2:42.59 8 Weech, Amber T 19 SBSC 2:57.40 2:43.06 9 Butler, Ashley J 18 SWIFT-BA 2:38.04 2:44.25 10 Rolle, Riquel E 15 DSC-BA 2:43.68 2:49.35 11 Moss, Shaunte J 17 SWIFT-BA 2:56.06 2:51.83 12 Moss, Berchadette P 15 DSC-BA 2:52.81 2:55.45 13 Greene, Gabrielle S 15 BSC 2:57.69 2:55.56 14 Rolle, Anthaya M 19 SBSC 3:01.88 3:00.52 -Barrios, Eliana 18 VEN 2:24.25 NS -Thompson, Jade M 19 SBSC 3:12.21 NS N N a a m m e e A A g g e e T T e e a a m m S S e e e e d d F F i i n n a a l l s s N N a a m m e e A A g g e e T T e e a a m m S S e e e e d d F F i i n n a a l l s s P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f
SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, PAGE 5E National Swimming Championships DAY 4 RESULTS G G i i r r l l s s 9 9 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 SWIFT-BA 'A' 2:31.89 2:25.36 1) Kemp, Kacey A 9 2) Russell, Victoria E 10 3) Reed, Charlotte L 10 4) Higgs, Lilly L 10 2 SBSC 'A' 2:38.31 2:26.43 1 ) Campbell, Celia M 10 2) Thompson, Alexandria P 10 3) Johnson, Jaina L 9 4) Wood, Hollie 10 3 DSC-BA 'A' 2:43.50 2:31.24 1) McCarroll, Zoe N 10 2) Kemp, Reagan M 10 3) Davis, Madison D 9 4) Braham, Danielle S 10 4 BSC 'A' 2:36.58 2:31.50 1) Stamp, Virginia A 9 2) Major, Alaunte B 9 3) Longley, Sian C 10 4) Pinder, Amber M 9 5 ORCA 'A' 3:04.37 2:50.85 1) Farrington, Reagan S 10 2) Armbrister, Vashley L 10 3) Clarke, Arleisha O 10 4) Jenkins, Ayanni D 9 6 Abaco Swim Club 'A' NT 2:54.78 1) Sims, Kate O 10 2) Richard, Khalea D 9 3) Albury, Jenna J 9 4) William, Samantha M 10 B B o o y y s s 9 9 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 SWIFT-BA 'A' 2:27.93 2:20.44 1) Thompson, Luke-K C 9 2) Morley, Peter G 9 3) Roberts, Joshua D 10 4) Roach, Jacob L 9 2 BSC 'A' 2:29.55 2:23.74 1) Bastian, Izaak Z 9 2) Bevans, Paul A 10 3) Neil, Christopher S 9 4) Gibson, Samuel A 9 3 DSC-BA 'A' 2:35.58 2:28.98 1) Paul, Randy K 10 2) Walcott, Andre A 9 3) Cooper, Dante W 9 4) Morris, David F 10 G G i i r r l l s s 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 SWIFT-BA 'A' 2:06.65 2:02.35 1) Sturrup, Simone R 12 2) Higgs, Albury A 11 3) Allen, Tremaine T 12 4) Thompson, Maya A 12 2 SBSC 'A' 2:12.63 2:06.61 1) Weech, Andreas T 12 2) Lloyd, Keitra A 11 3) Wallace, Mia A 12 4) Scriven, Nia C 12 3 BSC 'A' 2:39.55 2:32.02 1) Hudson, Ariel S 12 2) Thompson, Kistacia K 12 3) Amman, Tiana M 12 4) Sealy, Natasha V 12 B B o o y y s s 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 SBSC 'A' 2:16.38 2:00.74 1) Fitzgerald, Jared K 12 2) Coakley, Kadyn A 12 3) Bowe, Clement A 11 4) Cox, Tyrique J 12 2 BSC 'A' 2:07.25 2:07.80 1) Greene, Gershwin S 12 2) Fernander, N'Nhyn M 12 3) Austin, Aikman L 11 4) Riley, Cameron 11 3 SWIFT-BA 'A' 2:19.15 2:13.88 1) Holmberg, Nick B 12 2) Sands, Alec R 11 3) Rahming, Nicholas J 11 4) Chea, Llando M 11 4 DSC-BA 'A' 2:31.55 2:26.15 1) Neely, Brandon S 12 2) Johnson, Tafari D 11 3) Gibson, D'Angelo K 11 4) Dames, Joshua A 12 5 Abaco Swim Club 'A' NT 2:31.27 1) Wong, Joshua W 11 2) Richard, Donte 11 3) Albury, Landon 12 4) Albury, Miller M 11 G G i i r r l l s s 1 1 5 5 & & O O v v e e r r 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 SWIFT-BA 'A' 1:51.82 1:53.12 1) Vanderpool-Wallace, Arianna F 2) Dillette, Alana K 23 3) Butler, Ashley J 18 4) Chaplin, Jenna L 20 2 BSC 'A' 1:56.38 1:53.28 1) Greene, Gabrielle S 15 2) Deveaux, Bria I 16 3) Saunders, Je'Nae K 16 4) Crispo, Miriam E 17 3 SBSC 'A' NT 1:54.95 1) Weech, Ariel T 19 2) Rolle, Anthaya M 19 3) Francis, Franshon T 21 4) Thompson, Jade M 19 4 DSC-BA 'A' 2:04.91 2:09.79 1) Archer, Peta A 15 2) Rolle, Riquel E 15 3) Moss, Berchadette P 15 4) B B o o y y s s 1 1 5 5 & & O O v v e e r r 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 FAC 'A' 1:40.04 1:36.35 1) Burrows, Vereance E 21 2) Gibson, Evante E 16 3) Knowles, Ashton K 22 4) McIntosh, Michael A 21 2 SBSC 'A' NT 1:37.28 1) Moss, Armando N 18 2) Leite, Lucas 26 3) Charlton, Inoa C 23 4) Moss, T'Auren J 15 3 SWIFT-BA 'A' 2:00.38 1:43.97 1) Higgs, Donovan J 16 2) Hernandez Valdes, Anibal X 15 3) Armbrister, Jemarco J 15 4) Knowles, Jeremy D 29 4 BSC 'A' 1:43.57 1:46.51 1) Roberts, Mancer B 17 2) Bain, Jonathan K 20 3) Bruney, Camron K 16 4) Chea, Aaron P 16 5 DSC-BA 'A' 1:46.83 1:47.08 1) Thompson, Joshua J 17 2) Dean, Donovan M 17 3) Cleare, Zarian L 15 4) Morley, Laron K 16 G G i i r r l l s s 8 8 & & U U n n d d e e r r 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 Abaco Swim Club 'A' NT 2:58.34 1) Carroll, Taryn M 8 2) Albury, Taylor T 8 3) Dam, Mackenzie K 8 4) Pinder, Katie E 8 2 SWIFT-BA 'A' 3:12.26 3:04.11 1) Roberts, Dylan A 8 2) MacPhail, Anya I 8 3) Moncur, Liya L 6 4) Chea, Llanzita M 7 3 ORCA 'A' 3:25.74 3:09.04 1) Carter, Asia J 8 2) Basden, Kai I 8 3) Taylor, Allison R 7 4) Newbold, Jolise J 8 4 BSC 'A' 3:25.46 3:16.28 1) Gibson, Salene P 6 2) Wood, Sara A 8 3) Major, Alaina F 7 4) Slatter, Kathryn M 8 5 DSC-BA 'A' 3:35.05 4:02.95 1) Ferguson, Sierra C 8 2) Russel, Rachel A 8 3) Eneas, Giovanna S 7 4) Bethel, Kyla L 7 B B o o y y s s 8 8 & & U U n n d d e e r r 2 2 0 0 0 0 L L C C M M e e t t e e r r F F r r e e e e s s t t y y l l e e R R e e l l a a y y 1 Abaco Swim Club 'A' NT 2:52.11 1) Thompson, Logan B 8 2) Dam, Brayden J 6 3) Pinder, Roman A 7 4) Albury, Trent J 8 2 BSC 'A' 3:01.54 2:57.95 1) Wood, Ralph III V 8 2) Pinder, Ian X 8 3) Moxey, Troy A 8 4) Carey, Davante S 8 3 SWIFT-BA 'A' 2:36.60 3:02.51 1) Thompson, Mark-A W 8 2) Russell, Tristan D 8 3) Dames Jr, DeVaughn E 8 4) Thompson, Jake F 6 4 FAC 'A' NT 3:36.12 1) Ferguson, Rommel A 7 2) Forbes, Nigel J 5 3) Charlton, Malique M 6 4) Taylor, Lamar C 7 P h o t o s b y F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f